Geoff Murphy Named VP of Vendor Relations at Border States
FARGO, N.D. — Geoff Murphy has been named Vice President of Vendor Relations at Border States Electric (BSE). Murphy will lead strategic vendor relationships as a primary contact to ensure growth and profitability initiatives are executed consistently across our three core markets – Construction, Industrial and Utility. He also is responsible for our Affiliated Distributor (AD) relationship and the associated strategies that benefit our valued vendors and customers.
Murphy has more than 20 years senior level experience in the electrical, lighting and data-com industry. He served Philips Lighting as Director of Distributor Sales in 2012 managing the AD and Imark relationships and served on the NAED CAP Council during that time. In 2015, Murphy was named President/CEO of Auburn Armature Incorporated (AAI) in Western New York. While at AAI, He led the reorganization initiatives, due diligence process and ultimate sale of the entity.
Murphy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in communications. He also holds certificates in strategic finance from Harvard Business School of Executive Education and sales management strategies from the University of Michigan Business School. He currently resides in Rochester, New York.
BSE supplies products and services to construction, industrial and utility customers. The 100 percent employee-owned company is rated the seventh largest electrical distributor in the U.S. by Electrical Wholesaling magazine. BSE has more than 2,500 employees and 106 branches in 22 states. Corporate headquarters are in Fargo, N.D.