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Rexel LogoRudy Provoost, chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Rexel, announced on January 20 that Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. CEO Jeff Hall will retire effective February 28, 2014.

Jeff joined the Canadian operations in 1992 as VP, Logistics and was promoted to VP of the Westburne banner in 2003. Jeff has been CEO of Rexel Canada since 2005. On his retirement, Jeff will be appointed Chairman of the Board of Rexel North America, the parent company of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. He will remain a member of Rexel’s Executive Committee.

Effective March 1, Roger Little, VP of the Westburne Banner, assumes the position of CEO, Rexel Canada Electrical Inc. Roger joined the Westburne organization in Canada in 1995 as an Automation Specialist. He has advanced through the organization, holding positions in sales, sales management and general management. Serving as General Manager of four Westburne divisions and more recently as VP has given him a solid understanding of customers and market dynamics across the country.

Digital Twin MarketA recent Markets & Markets report estimates the Digital Twin market will grow from US$3.8 billion in 2019, to US$35.8 billion per year by 2025, at a CAGR of 45.4%. Digital Twin software is already revolutionizing industries such as healthcare, architecture, aerospace, defence, and automotive and transportation.

Furthermore, the global smart infrastructure market, which includes the Digital Twin sector, is expected to thrive at a considerable CAGR between 2020 and 2025 as demand for the smart infrastructure has been a booming year on year, reports Market Research Explore - details. 

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David GordonBy David Gordon

COVID-19 has heightened the benefit of, and interest in, eCommerce for electrical distributors. Our second and third COVID-19 Electrical Market Sentiment Reports have shown that those with an eCommerce offering have seen online sales increases. Further, from conversations with distributors, their site activity increased. The benefit is that these companies had lower sales declines (and some increases), and were able to better serve their customers.

A further benefit is that their remote workforce had access to an online resource, other than manufacturers, for quick, easy, product research.

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Anju UddinBy Blake Marchand

Sonepar is excited to introduce Anju Uddin as the new Marketing Manager for their Ontario Region! Anju has more than 15 years of experience as a marketing expert, which includes running an independent agency working with a multitude of businesses in various industries and geographies from around the globe. 

With a passion for reinvention and finding success through a commitment to education and innovation, Anju has utilized her exceptional creativity and business acumen to engineer seamless brand experiences...

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