Summit Electric Supply (Albuquerque, NM): Ed Gerber, a distribution industry veteran and member of the company’s board of directors for the past few years, has been appointed president and CEO.
For nine years, Gerber served as executive VP–sales & marketing at IDG/Vallen and was part of the leadership team that sold the company to Sonepar in 2016. He was then recruited to become the leader of the Industrial Supply Association (ISA).
While on Summit Electric's board, he led the committee responsible for associate development and compensation, and Vic Jury, Jr., the company’s chairman, says he has an intimate knowledge of Summit Electric Supply through that role. “Ed has impressed all of us on the board with his distribution expertise, proven leadership skills, infectious enthusiasm, brilliant mind and clear, direct communication style,” Jury said in the press release.
Founded in 1977, the company operates service centers in 24 U.S. markets and Dubai, UAE. Summit also has an international sales division, an EP&C division located in Houston, TX, and an industrial marine division in New Orleans, LA. Summit is the 28th largest electrical distributor in the nation as ranked by Electrical Wholesaling magazine.