Sonepar Ibérica held its annual national conference on 13/14 June in Benidorm (Alicante).

Sonepar Ibérica held its annual national conference on 13/14 June in Benidorm (Alicante). Jean-Cyrille Verspieren, the president of the Spanish group, held the conference under the motto "We are writing history today." His strategy focuses on the branches and thus on the customers. "We are global because we are local".

Sonepar Ibérica has 8 companies with a total of 115 branches. In 2018, Spain generated sales of approx. 550 m EUR.

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ABB has announced that Maria Varsellona (49) succeeds Diane de Saint Victor at the company headquarters.

ABB has announced that Maria Varsellona (49) succeeds Diane de Saint Victor at the company headquarters.

Ms. Varsellona will initially be entrusted with the task of General Counsel as of November 1, 2019, making her one of the Executive Committee members. De Saint Victor will remain company secretary until March 31, 2020; as of April 1, 2020, this task will be taken over by Ms. Varsellona as well.

Varsellona has extensive experience in various industrial companies, most recently as president and chief legal officer of Nokia Technologies. Before that she was a senior executive at General Electric.

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25
Jun

From 1 July 2019, David Moyal will take over the management of Rexel Italy;

From 1 July 2019, David Moyal will take over the management of Rexel Italy; he replaces Massimo Ferri, who left after 14 years in this office !!

Moyal worked for 10 years with Darty FNAC and 6 years as sales manager at Rexel; most recently he was head of the GIGAMEDIA brand at CONECTIS; this position is now taken over by Marina Berho in addition to her responsibilities as Head of Data Communication and Security at Rexel France.

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21
Jun

The Spanish marketing company Nou-Grup achieved sales of 63 m EUR.....

The Spanish marketing company Nou-Grup achieved sales of 63 m EUR in the first 4 months of 2019; this represents an increase of 8.6% compared to the same period of the previous year.

Nou-Grup has 48 wholesalers with about 100 branches; Nou-Grup belongs to the international GEWA marketing association.

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19
Jun

In the United States, the NAED (National Association of Electrical Distributors)......

In the United States, the NAED (National Association of Electrical Distributors) and NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association) have decided to work together to share the opportunities in the electrical industry and avoid duplication. A joint task force should ensure greater efficiency and thus more joint growth.  

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City Electric Supply (CES) has opened a further three branches..... 

City Electric Supply (CES) has opened a further three branches in the United States in recent weeks and continues to grow. There are now 481 branches in 31 states; this makes it one of the largest electrical wholesalers in the country.

City Electric Supply is better known in Europe as City Electrical Factors (CEF), from the United Kingdom.

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