Canadian Electrical Wholesaler

Oct 2, 2019

CEW WESCO logo 400WESCO has announced the appointment of Nelson Squires as its Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer effective October 1, 2019.

Squires served as Group Vice President and General Manager of WESCO Canada/International/WIS since January 2018 and as Group Vice President and General Manager of WESCO Canada since August 2015. From 2010 to July 2015, he was Vice President and General Manager, North America Merchant Gases and President, Air Products Canada of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. He has also served in regional and general management positions, as director of investor relations, and in various sales positions at Air Products. Earlier in his career, he was a Captain in the United States Army.

John J. Engel, WESCO's Chairman, President and CEO, stated, "Nelson has a strong track record of delivering sales and profit growth since joining WESCO four years ago.  He is a seasoned executive with excellent leadership skills, and I'm very pleased to announce his promotion to this global operations leader role in WESCO."

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Wholesale SalesWholesale sales rose 0.6% to $64.1 billion in June, partly offsetting the 1.9% decline in May. Sales were up in four of seven subsectors, representing 54% of total wholesale sales.

In dollar terms, two subsectors — miscellaneous, and machinery, equipment and supplies — contributed the most to the increase in June, while the motor vehicle and motor vehicle parts and accessories subsector posted the largest decline.

 

 

 

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Lori BagazzoliBy Blake Marchand

Lori Bagazzoli, Regional Sales Manager for Viscor, is a 20-year industry veteran that has built an interesting career from the bottom up. Beginning as a 19-year old just out of college in customer service with EXM, she gained an intimate knowledge of the electrical and lighting supply business by working her way through various organizational levels.

“I was definitely able to learn the different roles, and understand all the different aspects of the business,” she said, “starting so young, I really had to put in my time to be able to move up.”

 

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