St. Louis, MO - The National Association of Electrical Distributors recognized the generous support of Lutron for their contributions to the NAED Education & Research Foundation.

"Lutron is happy to make this contribution - the NAED allows distributors and manufacturers to come together and collaborate on training and programs that make a difference and lead to growth in our industry," said Rick Angel, senior vice president - Global Distribution Sales.

All funds go toward providing industry-leading education and research programs for the electrical distribution channel. 

"We are both honored and thankful for Lutron’s generous contribution,” said Michelle McNamara, NAED senior vice president and executive director of the NAED Education and Research Foundation. “The work of the NAED Foundation depends on the support of industry. It is because of their commitment that we are able to provide the tools necessary to help the professional growth and career development of those who work in the electrical industry."

For more than 40 years, the NAED Education & Research Foundation has provided members with the latest industry information, valuable education tools and industry research initiatives. Past tax-deductible donations have led to preparatory courses for the Certified Electrical Professional program and the newly launched Branch Manager University, among other initiatives. 

The annual campaign for the Foundation continues through June. For more information about contributing to the NAED Education & Research Foundation, contact Erika TenEyck at 

NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED's membership operates in approximately 4,400 locations internationally.