French Gerleman Receives supplyFORCE Commitment to Excellence Award

May 12, 2014, St. Louis, MO - French Gerleman is pleased to announce it recently received the supplyFORCE Commitment to Excellence Award for its Government Sales division. It was one of six Commitment to Excellence Awards presented during its 2014 National Meeting held March 5-6, 2014, in Tempe, AZ. French Gerleman was selected for its high levels of service, customer commitment and overall support.

supplyFORCE’s Commitment to Excellence awards recognize industry leadership, extraordinary contributions to the success of supplyFORCE agreements, and excellent overall performance across its membership.

supplyFORCE is the leading MRO National Contract solutions company delivering process, inventory and product cost savings for large industrial businesses. supplyFORCE combines extensive domain expertise with North America’s largest network of enabled, qualified suppliers to provide the complete MRO solution. The supplyFORCE network has more than 175 local distributors representing more than 2,900 locations nationwide and having combined annual revenues exceeding $18 billion. The distributor members of supplyFORCE represent over 10,000 manufacturers in the Electrical, Industrial Mill Supply, Pipe Valves and Fittings, Power Transmission, Janitorial, Gasses, Welding and Safety commodities. For more information about supplyFORCE, please visit

About French Gerleman
French Gerleman is a leading regional supplier of profit-boosting automation, datacom, electrical, power transmission and safety products and services to the industrial, commercial and construction markets. A fifth generation, family owned business founded in 1923 and based in St. Louis, MO, French Gerleman has locations in Quincy, IL; Kansas City, KS; Columbia, MO; and Washington, MO. For more information, visit


(Left to Right)
John Ludlam: supplyFORCE – Chief Operating Officer; Steve Grimm: French Gerleman – Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing;
Mike Kelsch: French Gerleman -- VP, Electrical Supply Division; William Dudley: supplyFORCE – VP, Government Sales Division