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Mayer Electric announces plans to open in Houston

Mayer Electric Supply, Birmingham, Ala., plans to open a location in the Houston area with the hiring of two highly respected and veteran leaders from that geographic market. Robert Fields, formerly the president of Wholesale Electric Supply in Houston, has joined Mayer along with Greg Hall, most recently Wholesale Electric’s senior V.P. of sales.

“What an opportunity we have with these two high caliber people joining the Mayer team,” said Wes Smith, Mayer Electric’s president in a press release announcing the hires. “The chance to begin our operations in Houston and neighboring markets with guys like this is a very big deal for us and we simply could not be more excited.”

Before joining Wholesale in 2004 Fields spent 33 years with Crouse-Hinds in Houston, in sales, sales management, and marketing and product development. He also spent time as the Cooper Connection regional V.P., where he worked with sales teams across multiple Cooper divisions. Fields is a graduate of Texas A&M and completed graduate school at Syracuse University. Greg Hall has been in the electrical distribution industry since 1982 and spent 20 of those years with Warren Electric Supply in Houston before joining Wholesale and now Mayer. He is a graduate of the University of Houston.

In 2012, Mayer made its first move into Texas with the acquisition of Mustang Electric Supply in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The Mustang operation has an expansion underway that will result in added square footage of warehouse, counter and office space, and has already begun adding some of the special capabilities and services to Dallas-Fort Worth customers that Mayer Electric uses elsewhere in its market area.

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