Graybar (St. Louis): Regional VP Bob Lyons will retire on Aug. 1 after 41 years with the company. Lyons is a member of the company’s board of directors, serving on several committees and as a voting trustee of the corporation. Graybar also announced the election of Dennis DeSousa senior VP and general manager, effective Aug. 1. He currently serves as regional for the company’s western region, a position he has held since 2017. In his expanded role, he will have responsibility for all of Graybar’s districts, as well as certain subsidiaries.
“On behalf of Graybar's employees, shareholders and Board of Directors, I thank Bob Lyons for his extraordinary contributions to the company. Bob is a remarkable leader who has earned the trust and respect of those around him, and we wish him all the best in his retirement," said Kathleen Mazzarella, Graybar's chairman, president and CEO, in the press release. "We also congratulate Dennis DeSousa on his new assignment. Dennis is a highly effective leader who will play a vital role in moving our business forward for the future.”