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.
Photo Caption (Left to Right): Tom Scherzer, GM - Channel Development, GE Lighting: Greg Hofacker, Account Manager, Crescent Electric: Marty Burbridge, President - CEO, Crescent Electric.
Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the largest electrical supply distributors in the U.S. The family-owned business has served contractors, institutional, and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, industrial, and data communication products from 130+ branch locations in 26 states for over a century. In addition to the Crescent Electric brand, customers are served by BA Supply in Missouri, Interstate Electric Supply in Idaho, Mesco Electrical Supply in Ohio, Womack Electric Supply in Virginia and North Carolina, Stoneway Electric Supply in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho and National Electric Supply in New Mexico. The Company received the Best of the Best Overall Distributor Marketing Award for 2018 from the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).