Press Release


Elk Grove Village, IL – December 22, 2016 – Electrical, industrial, and generator distributor Steiner Electric is proud to announce it has reached a major milestone that few companies achieve: 100 successful years of serving customers.


Founded in 1916 by George S. Steiner, the Elk Grove, Illinois-based company is now run by George’s grandson, Rick Kerman, and employs 430 people. Today the third and fourth generation descendants of the founder are active in the business and continue to focus on Steiner’s core values while modernizing for the future. "We focus on understanding customer needs and developing innovative solutions. It’s all about helping our customers be the best for their customers," Kerman added.

"We gratefully acknowledge and learn from this first century of our history, where a strong foundation was built by our past customers, suppliers and employees. We embrace the future and look forward to earning new opportunities from future generations of customers, whose needs continue to evolve," said Kerman.


Steiner continues to invest in new systems, people and products to serve the contractor, industrial and OEM market. "We are a company built to endure," added Jeff Izenstark, executive vice president. "Steiner is constantly improving our warehouse and delivery models as well as digital marketing which will provide and support growth for the next 100 years."


Steiner Electric is a 100-year-old distributor of electrical, lighting, automation, industrial, and power systems products, with nine locations in Northern Illinois, Wisconsin and Northern Indiana. In addition to products, Steiner provides custom services that provide operational efficiencies for the contractor, commercial, MRO and OEM marketplace. Visit us at

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Steiner Electric Company
1-800-STEINER (783-4637)

The Kerman Family

Left to right: Jeff Izenstark, Adam Kerman, Jason Kerman, Josh Kerman, Richard Kerman