Crescent Electric Promotes Joe McDermott to Regional Vice President

Photograph of Ron Onorato

East Dubuque, IL, October 9, 2017 – Crescent Electric Supply Company has announced the appointment of Robert (Rob) Onorato to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In his new role, Onorato will own P&L responsibility for company operations and provide leadership and general management for the daily operations and selling efforts of the business.

Onorato comes to Crescent Electric from Applied Industrial Technologies where he served as Vice President of Marketing for the United States Service Center Business and Vice President and General Manager of the Maintenance Supplies & Solutions (MSS) platform. In these roles, he held full P&L responsibility for the MSS platform as well as strategic marketing, pricing, product management and e-business.

Rob is an industry veteran with deep experience in developing and implementing revenue-generating strategies and building high-performance sales organizations. He graduated from Kent State University and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Case Western Reserve University. 

“We are very pleased to have Rob join us,” stated Marty Burbridge, Crescent Electric President and CEO. “His extensive management and leadership background will serve us well, especially his experience in driving sales growth. He will be a great asset to our business and is a perfect fit with the Crescent culture.”

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.