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Electric Supply Center (ESC) bolsters drive to help customers compete with new management team. (PRNewsfoto/Electric Supply Center (ESC))

Electric Supply Center Bolsters Management Team

New organization will support the company's geographic and market segment expansion plans.

Electric Supply Center (ESC), Burlington, MA): The company promoted three directors to vice president and added a new executive vice president to its management team. Executive vice president Doug Walo has joined to oversee a team of vice presidents, Jim Crabtree, Bob Ryan, and John Murch.

Walo joins ESC with 31 years of industry experience, most recently as president of two west coast distributors under Sonepar. Walo will oversee the new management team while focusing on managing all sales and operational activities and working to develop and implement the company's goals and growth strategies.

Crabtree, ESC's new VP of Supply Chain, joined the company two years ago and has been director of Supply Chain, implementing distribution and vendor efficiency changes, expanding the company's delivery fleet and number of orders delivered while driving down operational cost.

Ryan joined ESC in June 2013 and will now serve as VP of Sales and Marketing. During his time with ESC, he has created numerous marketing strategies and incentives, dramatically increasing his team's work stock sales. Ryan was also instrumental in the opening of ESC's Mansfield office and Woburn branch.

Murch brings decades of experience at ESC to his new role as VP of Projects. Murch started as a part-time employee at 16, working in the lighting showroom, and since going full-time in 1997 has ascended the ranks from counter sales to branch manager to switchgear specialist. In his most recent role as director of Projects, Murch oversaw the award and execution of some of Boston's most complex projects.

"At ESC we recognize that while everyone has trucks and stock, we have our talented team to thank for our unmatched operational capability and booming sales," said Larry LaFreniere, president. "It gives me great pleasure to recognize Jim, Bob, and John's impact on our success, bring Doug into the fold, and ultimately entrust this team of leaders to take ESC to the next level of supreme service."

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