Graybar, St. Louis, presented electrical manufacturer Schneider Electric, with U.S. operations based in Palatine, Ill., with the Graybar Supplier Excellence Award at its National Training Conference in Phoenix.

Graybar presents its Supplier Excellence Awards twice a year to recognize a product manufacturer that has collaborated with Graybar in an exceptional manner to successfully grow profitable business together.

“We are excited to present this honor to Schneider Electric,” said Kathleen Mazzarella, Graybar chairman, president and CEO. “The relationship between Graybar and Schneider Electric dates back to 1902, when they provided us with industrial switches to sell to our customers. Today, Schneider Electric is a global specialist in energy management and offers integrated solutions across multiple markets, and their support to Graybar is unmatched.”

Chris Curtis, president and CEO, North America Operations, for Schneider Electric, highlighted the shared values of the manufacturer and distributor.

"Together, Schneider Electric and Graybar are delivering solutions to customers across North America and in many diverse market segments," Curtis said. "We also share very similar values. We are extremely proud of our long-standing relationship with Graybar and honored to be recognized with this award."