Crescent Electric Announces Central Region VP Promotion

Nine-year company veteran Joe McDermott, who previously had roles at WESCO International and Grainger, will now own P&L responsibility for all branches of Crescent's Central Region.

EAST DUBUQUE — Crescent Electric Supply Company has announced the promotion of Joe McDermott to the position of Regional Vice President. In his new role, McDermott will own P&L responsibility for all branches in the Central Region of the national electrical distribution company.   

McDermott began his career in the electrical wholesale business in 1986 and held numerous management positions with WESCO and Grainger before joining Crescent Electric in 2009 as the Northern Illinois district manager. Under his leadership, Crescent expanded beyond the construction market to also become one of the premier industrial automation distributors in the area.

“Joe’s proven track record of revenue and profit growth, his continuous business leadership, and his history of coaching, mentoring and promoting from within will be a valuable asset to the region and to Crescent Electric as a whole,” noted Rob Onorato, Crescent Electric Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

McDermott attended the University of Notre Dame where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He also holds an MBA in Corporate Planning from Roosevelt University.

Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the eight largest electrical distribution companies in the U.S. The Company serves contractors, commercial, institutional and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, lighting, industrial, automation and datacomm products from 160 branches nationally. In addition to the Crescent Electric brand, customers are served by Womack Electric in Virginia and North Carolina; BA Supply in Missouri; Mesco Electrical Supply in Ohio; Interstate Electric Supply in Idaho, and Stoneway Electric in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

The industrial portion of Crescent Electric was No. 43 on Industrial Distribution's 2017 Big 50 List.

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