The National Association of Electrical Distributors recently honored DSG CEO Todd Kumm with its Distributor Distinguished Service Award. Highly regarded by electrical industry professionals, this award is presented to those who exhibit outstanding leadership within the electrical industry and contribute significantly to its advancement. Winners are also active within the NAED itself. Over the years, Kumm has led three of the NAED’s most important initiatives: the Education & Research Foundation, IDEA (the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry) and the Certified Electrical Professional Program.
Kumm joined DSG in 1991 and serves on its board of directors in addition to being the company’s CEO. He was instrumental in transitioning the company to employee ownership in 1996, and in 2014, DSG was named the national ESOP Association’s ESOP Of The Year. Kumm works mainly out of DSG’s Fargo, North Dakota, corporate headquarters.
“I’m surprised, humbled and very appreciative of this honor,” says Kumm. “I feel that I’ve gotten far more from the industry and from NAED than I have given over the years.”