Crescent Electric Supply Appoints Dennis DeSousa as Senior Vice President

EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, September 22, 2010 — Crescent Electric Supply Company has announced the appointment of Dennis DeSousa to the position of Senior Vice President, Business Development. In his new role, DeSousa will focus on growing Crescent’s market share through targeted acquisitions and organic growth strategies.

An industry veteran, DeSousa served in a number of executive management positions at Graybar, most recently as Senior Vice President â?? U.S. Business.

“We are very pleased to have Dennis join us,” said Marty Burbridge, Crescent Electric Supply president and CEO. “He brings a wealth of distribution experience to our company and will play a key role in guiding the Company’s growth strategy.”

“I am very excited to join the team at Crescent Electric, widely recognized as one of the best run companies in the industry”, said DeSousa, “and to have the opportunity to contribute to its continued growth and market leadership.”

About Crescent Electric Supply Company

Based in East Dubuque, Illinois, Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the nation’s largest independent distributors of electrical hardware and supplies. The company has more than 130 branches in 26 states, serving contractors, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and the maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) needs of commercial, industrial, institutional, and utility customers. In addition to the Crescent Electric brand, customers are served by BA Supply in Missouri, Interstate Electric Supply in Idaho and Oregon, Mesco Electrical Supply in Ohio, National Electric Supply in New Mexico, Womack Electric Supply in Virginia and North Carolina, and Stoneway Electric in Washington and Idaho.