Hanold Associates Recruits Chief HR Officer for Crescent Electric Supply

Crescent Electric

Hanold Associates has recruited Deb Swambar as Chief Human Resources Officer for Crescent Electric Supply. Keri Gavin and Sandra Peña led the search for the role based in East Dubuque, Illinois.

Deb Swambar joins Crescent Electric from Perlick Corporation where she was Vice President of Human Resources. At Crescent Electric, she will report to the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Martin “Marty” Burbridge, and act as a close strategic partner to the leadership team to drive a collaborative, performance-driven and customer-centric culture across the organization. Serving on the Executive Committee and the Senior Staff, Ms. Swambar will be responsible for the company’s human resources function including recruitment, succession planning, compensation, benefits, payroll, training, organizational development, employee policies, employee relations and compliance with applicable federal and state laws.

Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the largest independent distributors of electrical hardware and supplies in the U.S. Based in East Dubuque, Illinois, Crescent Electric has 150 locations in 29 states; serving contractors, original equipment manufacturers and the maintenance, repair and operations needs of commercial, industrial, institutional and utility customers nationwide. 2017 revenues were approximately $1.2B.

Crescent Electric stocks lighting, distribution equipment, automation products and general electrical supplies. They also carry all related construction materials, a complete range of industrial automation products and a huge selection of data communications and networking equipment. Customers can visit any of their 150 locations or use their website to choose from more than 200,000 products online and draw from the company’s system-wide inventory of more than $150 million.

After a full century of service to the industry, Crescent Electric continues to hold fast to the principles that have guided their growth since Titus B. Schmid founded the company in 1919. Customers stay with this family-owned company year after year, decade after decade, because of their unmatched service, flexibility, local inventory and the time-tested business values that have always been the foundation of their business.