National Association of Electrical Distributors (St. Louis): NAED will honor four industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the electrical industry with NAED Annual Achievement Awards. Robert Reynolds, the retired executive chairman of St. Louis-based Graybar, is the recipient of the NAED's highest honor, the 2013 Arthur W. Hooper Achievement Award. This honor is presented to an individual who has led an exceptional career in electrical distribution spanning many years. Reynolds was with Graybar for 40 years, including nearly 12 years as chairman, president and CEO. Burt Schraga is the CEO and chairman of Bell Electrical Supply, Santa Clara, Calif., and recipient of the 2013 NAED Distributor Distinguished Service Award. The award is given in recognition of outstanding and dedicated service to NAED and the electrical distribution industry.
Roger Vaught, vice president of Atkore International, is recipient of the 2013 NAED Associate Service Award. The award is given to an individual at a manufacturing firm who has consistently promoted and supported the tenets and goals of the NAED. Levitonwill receive the 2013 NAED Industry Award of Merit. This award is presented in recognition of a company or individual in the electrical manufacturing business that has actively promoted and supported the wholesale electrical distribution industry.