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ESM Solutions proudly announces an expanded partnership with Fortune 500 company Graybar

With rising focus on digital supply chains, Graybar is responding, extending a relationship with ESM Solutions that started back in 2011.

A leading distributor of electrical, communications, data networking products,  has a rich history of using advanced technology to serve customers in innovative ways and to optimize the supply chain.

More than a decade ago, Graybar began working with ESM and joined ESM’s Supplier Network. ESM is focused on combining easy shopping tools and access to the best education-focused suppliers with the compliance and control necessary to meet institutional and statutory procurement requirements.

Graybar and ESM recently extended the relationship between the two companies to drive continued value for their respective customers.

“Graybar brings electrical, communications, data networking and industrial products to the ESM Supplier Network,” according to Natasha Brandenburg, Supplier Relationship Manager at ESM. “We focus on curating the best education suppliers and providing easy access to their goods and services.”

ESM’s Supplier Enablement team provides the integrations needed to connect institutional systems, to combine an online shopping experience for faculty and staff, with the compliance and controls needed to meet institutional and statutory procurement requirements.

“ESM’s Supplier Network allows us to connect with potential education customers and showcase all the ways we can reduce costs and meet their institution’s needs,” says John Tintera, Director of Business Performance at Graybar. “Thanks to ESM, we can better process large-scale transactions and make it easier for customers to do business with us.”

Future-proof and sustainable

Graybar’s ability to serve education customers is supported by its growing distribution network and its focus on having the right products when and where customers need them most.

“We are impressed by Graybar’s commitment to helping customers deliver responsibly for the future,” says Joshua Faith, Chief Executive, ESM Solutions. “A core capability of their business is about helping customers save energy, use resources wisely and meet their sustainability goals. Graybar does this by offering energy saving products, as well as solutions that minimize waste and improve efficiency,” continues Joshua.

“Graybar shares a long-term view and a belief in enduring business relationships to create sustained value for education customers,” said Joshua Faith, Chief Executive, ESM Solutions. “With rising focus on digital supply chains, Graybar is responding, extending a relationship with ESM Solutions that started back in 2011.”

About Graybar

Graybar, a Fortune 500 corporation and one of the largest employee-owned companies in North America, is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, communications and data networking products, and specializes in related supply chain management and logistics services. Through its network of more than 325 North American distribution facilities, it stocks and sells products from thousands of manufacturers, helping its customers power, network, automate and secure their facilities with speed, intelligence and efficiency.

For more information, visit or call 1-800-GRAYBAR.

About ESM Solutions

ESM makes it easy for faculty, staff, and students to browse, shop, and buy. Our solutions enable colleges and universities to curate trusted suppliers that are both brand safe and brand secure, giving their communities a sense of confidence that they are doing their part in fostering sustainable procurement.

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