EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. – More than 600 employees of Crescent Electric Supply Company attended its 2014 National Sales Conference held over two weeks in St. Charles. Crescent Electric, one of the 10 largest electrical distribution companies in the nation, hosts the annual event for employees to better understand the industry and serve the company’s customers.
Entitled “Sales Revolution: Think Differently,” the conference was split into two different sessions to accommodate the employees spread across 141 locations nationwide. In all, the conference provided more than 13,000 hours of training.
“Not only is there an ongoing revolution in our industry that encompasses rapidly evolving products, technologies, and more players in the field, but there is a constant need to evolve and adapt to these changes,” said Marty Burbridge, president and CEO of Crescent Electric. “In any distribution company people comprise the single largest investment in the organization and are its most valuable assets."
Each day provided hands-on training and professional development opportunities in negotiating, sales, leadership, merchandising, effective listening, counter sales, customer service, customer relationship management training, and more. And more than 40 suppliers in energy, industrial, and datacomm took part in tradeshows during the 10 days.
Electric Supply Company
Crescent Electric Supply Company is one of the 10 largest electric supply distribution companies in the United States. The privately-held business serves contractors, utilities, institutional and industrial customers with a broad line of electrical, lighting, automation and datacomm products from 141 local branches in 27 states employing more than 1,700 people.
Photo caption: Amber
Benko, a CRM specialist at Crescent Electric, answers questions during Crescent
Electric’s 2014 National Sales Conference.