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.
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.
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).