Channel Advantage Initiative Partners

The NAED Foundation recognizes the following individuals, companies, and other allied organizations that established the Channel Advantage Partnership (CAP) Council. Since its establishment, some founders have been acquired or merged with other entities. The list below reflects those initial visionaries. 

The CAP Council is responsible for driving the direction of the industry by recommending research topics that impact the operations, profitability and efficiency of the channel.

Visionary Founder Level ($1 million)


Schneider Electric/Square D Company 
Palatine, IL
Represented by:
Ralph Harris, VP Partner Development

Regent Level ($500,000)


Eaton Corporation 
Moon Township, PA
Represented by:
Mark Reinders, VP Channel


GE Energy Connections
Cleveland, OH
Represented by:
David Griffith, NA Distribution Channel Leader


Hubbell Incorporated 
Orange, CT
Represented by:
Philip Barrios, Sr. Director Corporate Marketing & EBiz


Guarantor Level ($250,000)


Cooper Industries, now EATON
Houston, TX


Fluke Corporation 
Everett, WA
Represented by:
Mark Carter, Electrical/HVAC Sales Channel Manager


Legrand North America 
West Hartford, CT
Represented by:
Brian DiBella, President-Electrical Wiring Systems Division


Lithonia Lighting 
Conyers, GA
Represented by:
John Kimmel, VP
Strategic Account Management


Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. 
Coopersburg, PA
Represented by:
Richard L. Angel, Senior Vice President


Danvers, MA


Panduit Corp 
Tinley Park, IL
Represented by:
Bernard Westapher, Senior Vice President


Philips Lighting/Advance 

Rosemont, IL
Represented by:
David Milius, Director Distributor Sales-Rocky Mountain Zone


Siemens Industry, Inc. 
Alpharetta, GA
Represented by:
Jim Vanden Hoek, VP Management & Development


Sonepar USA 
Philadelphia, PA
Represented by:
Jay Bricker, Executive Vice President, Business Development & Marketing


Thomas & Betts Corporation 
Memphis, TN
Represented by:
Ned Camuti, VP of Sales


Governor Level ($100,000)

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L & R Anixter Foundation
Advance Electrical Supply Co., Inc

Chicago, IL
In memory of Lester & Rosalie Anixter
Represented by:
Steven Anixter, Business Consultant


Border States Electric Supply 
Fargo, ND
Represented by:
Jason Stein, Chief Operating Officer


Butler Supply, Inc. 
Fenton, MO
In memory of Charles E. and Jacyln Butler
Represented by:
Bill Kuempel, Business Consultant


Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc. 
Westlake Village, CA
Represented by:
Joe Huffman, VP Supplier Relations


Colonial Electric Supply Co., Inc. 
King of Prussia, PA
Represented by:
Steven P. Bellwoar, President



Crescent Electric Supply Company 
East Dubuque, IL
In commemoration of the company's 85th Anniversary
Represented by:
Darrin Anderson, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


Dakota Supply Group 
Fargo, ND



Elliott Electric Supply 
Nacogdoches, TX
In memory of Nelda "Micky" Elliott
Represented by:
Bill Elliott, Chairman of the Board


Shelton, CT



Graybar Electric Company, Inc. 
St. Louis, MO
Represented by:
Bill Mansfield, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing


The Hite Company 
Altoona, PA
In memory of Robert L. Hite
Represented by:
R. Lee Hite, Chairman



HD Supply, Inc., now part of Anixter, Inc. 
Orlando, FL


Independent Electric Supply, Inc., a Division of Sonepar USA
San Carlos, CA
In honor of Richard F. Hurd


Kendall Electric, Inc. 
Battle Creek, MI
Represented by:
Martin U. Ranly, President


Kirby Risk Electrical Supply 
Lafayette, IN
In memory of the company's founder, J. Kirby Risk
Represented by:
James Risk, CEO


Maurice Electrical Supply Co., Inc./USESI 
Washington, D.C.



Mayer Electric Supply Company, Inc. 
Birmingham, AL
In honor of Charles & Patsy Collat and all of the Mayer and Maddox associates
Represented by:
Charles A. Collat, Jr., Executive VP & COO


McNaughton-McKay Electric Company 
Madison Heights, MI
Represented by:
Don Slominski, President & CEO



North Coast Electric Company 
Seattle, WA
Represented by:
Peter Lemman
Chief Executive Officer


International Electric Supply Corp. (Rexel) 
Addison, TX
Represented by:
Jeff Baker, President, Platt Electric Supply



Revere Electric Supply Co. 
Chicago, IL
Represented by:
Paul McCool, Chief Executive Officer


Springfield Electric Supply Company 
Springfield, IL
Represented by:
Randy Germeraad, Executive Chair


State Electric Supply Company 
Huntington, WV
Represented by:
John T. Spoor, President

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Charles & Rhoda Steiner
Beltsville, MD



Stuart C. Irby Co., a Division of Sonepar USA
Jackson, MS



United Electric Supply Company, Inc. 
Wilimington, DE
Represented by:
Bob Crawford, COO/Vice President Operations



WESCO Distribution, Inc. 
Pittsburgh, PA
Represented by:
Sean Nacey, Vice President Supplier Relations


Western Extralite Company, a division of Border States Electric
Kansas City, MO
In honor of Ernest & Vera Isenberg


Ambassador Level ($50,000)


City Electric Company, Inc. 
Syracuse, NY
Represented by:
Andrew Esce, President


Electric Supply, Inc. 
Phoenix, AZ
Represented by:
Bill Morlan, President


EDGES Electrical Group, formerly Electrical Distributors Co.  
San Jose, CA


Electrical Engineering & Equipment 
Windsor Heights, IA
Represented by:
Jeff Stroud, Chief Executive Officer


Hunzicker Brothers, Inc.  
Oklahoma City, OK
Represented by:
Mike Lockard, President & CEO


Patron Level ($25,000)


B&K Electric Wholesale 
City of Industry, CA
Represented by:
Kathleen Ellison, Chairman of the Board