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Manager Minute: Jay Van Geffen

ByLauren Willman


Meet… Jay Van Geffen!

Jay Van Geffen is the Inventory Services Manager with Standard Electric Supply Co. He works out of Standard Electric’s Milwaukee, WI location. We asked Jay ten questions to get to know him better!

What’s your favorite outdoor activity?

Fishing, golf, and shooting sporting clays.  All require patience, practice, and adapting to change.

Who inspires you?

My grandkids. Watching them grow every time I see them and how much smarter they are and what they can do.

What is the first concert you attended?


What is your personal philosophy and how has it guided you?

Always put in a hard day’s work and treat others how you want to be treated.

What is the one thing, you can’t live without?

Golf - I do love watching, playing, and going to tournaments. I’ve almost been to all the tournaments I’ve wanted to go to and it’s nice seeing the different courses, the pros, and all the other people.

What is your favorite part of working at Standard Electric?

Meeting and working with all the people from suppliers, customers, and associates.  Some have turned into nice friendships.

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

I played in the Lawrence University Jazz Band when I was 17.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

The list is long, but I’d probably buy a place in the Caribbean for starters.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? Why?

One would be David Foster.  He worked with many music stars and helped them get to the levels they are at today.  Andrea Bocelli, Boz, Scaggs, Michael Buble, Jeniffer Lopez, Brian McKnight, Michael Jackson, Katharine McPhee, Celine Dion, Kenny G, Diana Krall, and Chris Botti to name a few.

Standard Electric Supply Co. is a family-owned distributor, built on delivering outstanding service. For over 100 years, Standard Electric has been the best at what they do; delivering top-quality products, outstanding service, and providing value-added services to customers across the Midwest. Visit to see how Standard Electric can become the solution to your needs.

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