ESC President and CEO Larry LaFreniere appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston’s New England Advisory Council

April 29, 2021

Burlington, MA – Electrical Supply Center (ESC) today announced the appointment of President and CEO Larry LaFreniere to the New England Advisory Council.

The NEAC is convened by Boston Fed President and CEO Eric Rosengren and includes senior leaders of small- to mid-sized businesses throughout New England. Members advise the Bank about underlying economic trends as viewed through the prisms of their companies and industries.

“I am honored to join the New England Advisory Council and bring my professional development experience to the organization,” said Larry LaFreniere. “The pandemic has brought unique challenges to businesses and the economy in Massachusetts but with challenges comes opportunities for growth and change. I look forward to working with NEAC to support Massachusetts’ businesses identify opportunities going forward.”

Since acquiring ESC in 1998, Larry has transformed the local business into one of New England’s fastest-growing electrical suppliers. With warehouses, counter sales and offices in Burlington, Woburn, Wakefield, Gloucester and Mansfield, ESC offers expertise in residential business and product essentials and ensures delivery excellence, timeliness and cost cutting efficiencies. As an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, Larry has expanded ESC from a single office to five locations and generated impressive revenue growth. His entrepreneurial spirit and customer-centric attitude have propelled ESC as a leading service-oriented company on the cutting edge of technology.

Mr. Freniere holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Worchester Polytechnic Institute. He is active in the Boston community, serving as a Trustee for Wentworth Institute of Technology and extending internship opportunities to current Wentworth students. In 2015, Larry was elected to the Board of Overseers of Boston Children’s Hospital. He also serves on the President’s Council at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.

About Electric Supply Center (ESC)
ESC is a leading electrical distributor with warehouses, counter sales, offices and delivery services across New England. ESC prides itself on its commitment to their customers and a promise to help them do everything they can to get the edge they need in business. In addition to providing electrical supplies, the ESC team helps their customers solve problems, offering guidance to win their bid, operate their facility or plan their project. The company always invests in the latest technology and procedures that ensure delivery excellence, timeliness and cost cutting efficiencies. ESC is DRIVEN TO HELP YOU COMPETE. To learn more, please go to

About The New England Advisory Council (NEAC)
The New England Advisory Council (NEAC) is comprised of leaders of small- to mid-sized businesses throughout New England. Members advise the Bank on economic matters throughout the Federal Reserve’s First District. NEAC members share perspectives on a range of business conditions including revenue forecasts, employment practices, capital spending and access to credit, among other issues.

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