Monthly Archives: November 2014

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French Gerleman’s Kansas City Branch Celebrates 20 Years with a Holiday Open House

KANSAS CITY, KS, November 21, 2014 — French Gerleman, an independent distributor of electrical, automation, datacom, power transmission and safety products, is pleased to announce the 20th anniversary of their Kansas City branch. This has been a big year for the Kansas City location as they recently hired a new vice president, the first VP outside of the St. Louis headquarters. Craig Reynolds, the VP of Western Region, is tasked with the growth and expansion of their geographic footprint as well as oversight of the Kansas City regional operations center and market analysis.

The Kansas City office, which currently employs 28 team members, is looking to hire five new employees to join their team. At the moment, they are averaging one new hire a month, adding to their talented team. Within the next year they are hoping to expand their reach into other regional markets.

“We are excited to see the growth of our Kansas City branch,” said French Gerleman president Mike Stanfill. “Craig is a terrific addition to our leadership team, and brings with him years of experience, a strong emphasis on customer experience and a desire to strengthen and continue the growth of our company.”

French Gerleman Kansas City branch is celebrating their anniversary with a Holiday Open House Event December 3, 2014, from 11:00am-1:00pm. There will be a luncheon for customers as well as vendor partners on hand to answer questions and hand out samples.

“Our branch is excited to host this Holiday Open House to thank our customers and vendors for their support over the past 20 years,” said Reynolds. “This is a milestone year for our company, and we look forward to our continued growth and involvement in our community.”

About French Gerleman:
French Gerleman is the region’s leading supplier of electrical, automation, datacom, power transmission and safety products and services to industrial, commercial and construction markets. Based in St. Louis, MO, French Gerleman has locations in Quincy, IL; Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO; and Washington, MO. For more information, visit www.frenchgerleman.com.


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French Gerleman Donates to Sweet Celebrations

Category : FG News

ST. LOUIS, MO, November 20, 2014 – French Gerleman’s St. Louis team collected and donated 13 boxes of items to Sweet Celebrations, a volunteer organization that provides birthday parties to homeless children in the St. Louis area. The birthday parties include cake, ice cream, gifts, party games and goody bags.

The employees of French Gerleman collected a variety of items needed to execute the birthday parties including toys, gift wrap, party supplies and games. In addition to the items donated, French Gerleman provided a monetary donation. The Women’s Electric Board organized the drive within the local electrical industry community and seven women represented French Gerleman at their November 18 meeting to deliver the donation to Sweet Celebrations.

A division of the Electrical Board of Missouri and Illinois, the Women’s Electrical Board (WEB) is comprised of women from various segments in the electrical industry. It provides women the opportunity to meet others in the electrical industry and offers programs related to electrical, governmental and business issues.

About French Gerleman
French Gerleman is a leading regional supplier of profit-boosting automation, datacom, electrical, power transmission and safety products and services to the industrial, commercial and construction markets. A fifth generation, family owned business founded in 1923 and based in St. Louis, MO, French Gerleman has locations in Quincy, IL; Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO; and Washington, MO. For more information, visit www.frenchgerleman.com.