Crescent Electric Supply Company Names Winner of Annual Sales Award (2012)

(from left to right): Dwain Robinson, national accounts manager, lighting; Mark Lovdahl, national accounts manager, lighting; Greg Hofaker, account manager; and Dick Schmid, senior vice president, industry relations.

EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois, September 26, 2013 — Crescent Electric Supply Company, one of the 10 largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, has announced that Greg Hofacker, an account manager at Crescent Electric's distribution facility in Appleton, WI, has won the Titus B. Schmid Founders Award of Excellence. Hofacker is the first to receive the award two years in a row (2012 and 2011) since it began in 1995.

As recipient of the award, Hofacker received $5,000 worth of GE stock, a personalized plaque, and his name is inscribed on a master plaque displayed at Crescent Electric's corporate office in East Dubuque. The annual award represents outstanding sales performance of GE Lighting products, one of Crescent Electric's industrial supply partners. Crescent Electric was first appointed a GE Lamp agent in 1925.

Titus B. Schmid, the award's namesake, founded Crescent Electric in 1919 with a single warehouse in Dubuque, IA. Nearly a century later the company operates 135 locations in 26 states, employs more than 1,500 people, and is still owned by the Schmid family.

About Crescent:

Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the U.S. The Company serves contractors, utilities, institutional and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, lighting, automation and datacom products from more than 130 branches nationally.

Established in 1919, Crescent Electric is a family owned business that is dedicated to being the leading distributor of quality products through value-added services.

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Christina Eisbach
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Crescent Electric Supply Company
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Crescent Electric Supply Co
7750 Dunleith Drive
East Dubuque, IL 61025
Tel: 815-747-3145 Ext. 84