David Eckell of Graybar Appointed to the CABA Board of Directors

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Dec 18, 2020

The Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA) is pleased to announce the appointment of David Eckell, National Market Manager for GIG and Data Communications solutions at Graybar. Graybar is a leader in the distribution of high quality electrical, industrial, communications and data networking products, and has been a CABA member since 2018. CABA is an international nonprofit industry association that provides information, education and networking to help promote advanced technologies for the automation of homes and buildings.

David Eckell has been Graybar’s National Market Manager for CIG and Data Communications solutions since 2018. In this role, he develops marketing and sales enablement strategies across commercial, institutional and government markets. Additionally, he helps set strategic direction for technical solutions such as IoT, AV, Security, Data Centers and Wireless. David is currently a member of the CompTIA IoT Advisory Council as well as the Communications Cable and Connectivity Data Center committee. Before working for Graybar, David spent 19 years in the telecommunications industry in a variety of roles ranging from network engineer and program manager to channel sales and ultimately market strategy. He enjoys helping companies navigate new technologies to gain tangible competitive advantages from them. David holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and an M.B.A. from East Carolina University.

“We are delighted to welcome David Eckell to CABA’s Board,” said Ron Zimmer, CABA President & CEO. “An industry veteran, who has already been involved with CABA through the Ambassadors and Speakers Bureau, he’s set strategic course in the deployment of new technologies at several leading companies and he will be a tremendous asset to the CABA Board.”

“I am excited to be a part of the CABA board,” said David Eckell. “The industry is evolving quickly, and it can be challenging for companies to keep pace with trends and industry best practices. CABA’s focus on research and educating the market on advancements with building automation is exactly what’s needed today. I’m glad I can help take part in the work they’re doing.”

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