Graybar Electric Co. (St. Louis): David Bender will be the company's district V.P. for Seattle regional operations effective Nov. 1. Bender will replace Ken Sparks, who will be retiring after 42 years with the company. Bender started his career with Graybar in 1988 and has served in a broad range of sales and management roles, most recently as director of comm/data sales in the company's California district. He holds a BS in business administration from West Virginia University.