Steve Thiel (right), an account manager at Crescent Electric Supply Company's distribution facility in Madison, Wis., receives the Titus B. Schmid Award from Dick Schmid, senior vice president, industry relations.
EAST DUBUQUE, Illinois April 7, 2014 — Crescent Electric Supply Company,one of the 10 largest electrical distribution companies in the nation, has announced that Steve Thiel, an account manager at Crescent Electric's distribution facility in Madison, Wis., has won the 2013 Titus B. Schmid Founders Award of Excellence Award.
Thiel previously won the award in 1997 and is only the second person in the award's history to earn the honor twice since it began in 1995. As recipient of the award, he 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 oldest supplier 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, Iowa. Nearly a century later the company operates 141 locations in 27 states, and employs more than 1,700 people. The privately-held business serves contractors, utilities, institutional and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, lighting, automation, and datacomm products.
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).