Crescent Electric Names Winner of Annual Founder's Award (2014)

Photo Caption (Left to Right): Tom Scherzer, GM - Channel Development, GE Lighting: Greg Hofacker, Account Manager, Crescent Electric: Marty Burbridge, President - CEO, Crescent Electric.

EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois March 13, 2015 — Crescent Electric Supply Company, one of the ten largest electrical distributors in the U.S. has announced that Greg Hofacker, account manager at the company's Appleton, WI facility has won the 2014 Titus B. Schmid Founder's Award of Excellence.

The award is presented annually to an account manager who achieves outstanding sales results with GE Lighting products, one of Crescent Electric's oldest supplier partners (dating from 1925).

Hofacker is a three-time winner of the Founder's Award, having previously earned the recognition in 2011 and 2012. As recipient of the award, he received GE stock, a personalized plaque and his name inscribed on a master plaque displayed at Crescent Electric's corporate office in East Dubuque, IL.

Titus B. Schmid, the award's namesake, founded Crescent Electric in 1919 with one warehouse in Dubuque, IA. The company is still privately held by the Schmid family and now serves contractor, commercial, institutional and industrial customers with a full range of electrical, data communications, industrial and energy-efficient lighting products from 140 locations nationally.

About Crescent Electric Supply Company:

Established in 1919, Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the 10 largest electrical distribution companies in the United States. The privately held business serves contractors, utilities, institutional and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, lighting, automation and datacomm products from 141 local branches in 27 states employing more than 1,700 people.

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Bob Settle
Vice President, Marketing
Crescent Electric Supply Company
7750 Dunleith Drive
East Dubuque, IL 61025
Ph: 815-747-3145