Sonepar USA Contributes to NAED Education & Research Foundation

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Electrical Distributors today recognized the generous support of Sonepar USA for their $10,000 to the NAED Education & Research Foundation.

"Sonepar USA is happy to make this investment in the future of the industry," said John Hardy, EVP Business Development, Sonepar USA. "The education programs the NAED Education & Research Foundation develops are critical to the growth and the success of manufacturers and distributors alike."

All funds go toward providing industry-leading education and research programs for the $70-billion electrical distribution channel.

"Industry support is the lifeblood of the NAED Foundation," said Michelle McNamara, NAED senior vice president and executive director of the NAED Education & Research Foundation.

For 45 years, the NAED Foundation has provided members with the latest industry information, valuable education tools and industry research initiatives. Past tax-deductible donations have led to courses such as Bottom Line Basics and other initiatives.

The 2015-2016 Annual Campaign will kick off in October. For more information about contributing to the NAED 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 more than 5,100 locations internationally.

CONTACT: Cathy Bryson (314) 991-9000,

Source:National Association of Electrical Distributors