Congratulations to Tony King, Owner and Consultant at Zerion! The Electrical Distributor (tED), the official publication of the National Association of Electrical Distributors, has named him to its 2014 “30 Under 35” list of rising stars from across the industry.

Representing today’s top emerging leaders, this list recognizes 30 talented young professionals who have the initiative, drive, integrity and creativity to move the industry forward in the decades to come.

The competition, open to electrical professionals 34 years old or younger (at the time of nomination), drew nominations from mentors, managers and other industry leaders working in electrical distribution, manufacturing, and related technology and service organizations.

The tED editorial team blindly judged each submission, placing emphasis on such traits as dedication, innovation, leadership and people skills, commitment to training, personal integrity and work-life balance.

tED‘s July issue stated, “Tony is a distribution, sales, and management professional with 15 years of experience. He currently owns and operates Zerion, which provides consulting, training, and programming to companies running on Epicor Eclipse. He is also the vice president of sales for the U.S. office of Phocas, which is an award-winning and easy-to-use business intelligence tool. Both companies serve hard goods distributors in the electrical industry. Zerion started with one customer, and today there are nine employees who have helped make more than 350 distributors more proficient with Eclipse. Tony is an “idea guy,” not only dreaming up the Zerion business plan at age 25, but also continually thinking of new ways to provide value to his Zerion and Phocas customers. Tony’s newest endeavor is launching an e-commerce platform to sell Eclipse-specific hardware directly to Zerion’s customers.”

Circulated to more than 25,000 readers throughout the electrical distribution industry, the award-winning tED magazine serves as the industry’s primary source for trends, best practices, and news happening throughout the electrical supply chain.

NAED is the trade association for the $70+ billion electrical distribution industry. Through networking, education, research, and benchmarking, NAED helps electrical distributors increase profitability and improve the channel. NAED’s membership operates in approximately 4,400 locations internationally.

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