Crescent Electric Receives Richard Buzun Award for Leadership and Innovation in eCommerce

EAST DUBUQUE, IL, October 20, 2010 — IDEA, a business-to-business eCommerce solution and professional service provider, has announced Crescent Electric Supply Company as the distributor recipient of the fourth annual Richard Buzun Award for Leadership and Innovation in eCommerce. Bob Gaylord, president & CEO, IDEA made the announcement during the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2010 in Dallas, TX.

Crescent Electric was nominated by multiple manufacturers and is recognized in the industry for its advocacy of eCommerce. Accepting on behalf of Crescent Electric, VP Operations and Quality, Ron Schlader noted, “I am truly grateful to the IDEA team for acknowledging our efforts and accomplishments. We continue to reap the benefits of synchronized data, as do the suppliers that partner with us.”

The manufacturer award for 2010 was presented to ERICO International Corporation.

The Richard Buzun Award was introduced in 2007 to recognize one distributor and one manufacturer each year that demonstrate leadership in implementing and promoting successful eCommerce programs throughout the electrical industry. The award is named after the late Richard Buzun, former IDEA Chairman, and former president and CEO of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.

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.