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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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Finder has reorganized its distribution. Dirk Rauscher (53)

Finder has reorganized its distribution. Dirk Rauscher (53) was appointed Sales Director and Sven Kappe (45) was appointed Sales Director Germany. Before Kappe was Head of Sales and Distribution. Rauscher is also chairman of the working group ‘Relays, switch gear, and industrial control’ within the association ZVEI.
Finder designs, manufactures and sells electromechanical relays for the industry and installation equipment for buildings.

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02
Apr

To better position itself in the operational business for the future, Rexel has further strengthened itself with two experienced executives.

To better position itself in the operational business for the future, Rexel has further strengthened itself with two experienced executives.

Roger Little, head of Rexel Canada, is expected to bring his experience mainly to project management at headquarters; in addition, he and Jeff Baker (CEO in the US) will try to take the business in North America to a new level.

Pierre Benoît, head of Benelux, will be appointed CEO of the newly established UK / Ireland-Benelux cluster, focusing mainly on his experience in digital transformation.

These changes apply from 1.4.2019; all the above persons report to Patrick Berard in Paris.

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Hager is reorganizing its board of directors and appointing two new members with effect from 1.1.2018.

Hager is reorganizing its board of directors and appointing two new members with effect from 1.1.2018.

Both gentlemen have been working in the Hager Group for many years.One of them is Mike Elbers, who will be responsible for the business development and marketing fields and the other is François Lhomme, who will be responsible for the technology and engineering sector.

The new board of directors as of January 2018 consists of the following five persons: Daniel Hager (chairman), Mike Elbers (marketing), Philippe Ferragu (purchasing), Franck Houdebert (human resources), François Lhomme (technology).

Hager employs 11,400 workers and generates a global turnover of approx. EUR 1.9 bn.

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Claus Fitze (47) – up to now ABB’s director of the wholesale trade with responsibility for ABB and Striebel & John – is entering...........

Claus Fitze (47) – up to now ABB’s director of the wholesale trade with responsibility for ABB and Striebel & John – is entering...........

the H. Gautzsch group of companies. He is responsible for the Bamberg and Coburg branches of the recently founded H.Gautzsch Oberfranken C.Fitze GmbH & Co. KG.

On the basis of his experience it will be his goal to build up additional locations in the region and raise market shares.

The H. Gautzsch group of companies is a consortium of leading medium-sized specialist wholesalers with 38 locations and over 1,400 employees all over Germany.

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With effect from 31.12.2015 Pat McClure will take over the office of president at World Electric Supply wholesale company.

With effect from 31.12.2015 Pat McClure will take over the office of president at World Electric Supply wholesale company.

At present he is the CEO at Hagemeyer North America/Industrial. McClure has over 25 years’ experience in the electrical business.

Both Hagemeyer and World Electric belong to Sonepar USA.

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Sergio Novello (48) will become the new CEO of Sonepar Spa Italy with effect from 1st October 2015, in which function he will report to Carlo Mazzantini.

Sergio Novello (48) will become the new CEO of Sonepar Spa Italy with effect from 1st October 2015, in which function he will report to Carlo Mazzantini.

Novello studied electrical engineering and finance at the University of Padua and most recently he was CEO at BFT, based in Schio, a specialist in entry and access automation. Prior to that he was at Carrier, Jacuzzi and De Longhi.

Sonepar’s turnover in Italy amounts to approx. EUR 230 m.

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Vesa Vuopio (40) is coming to Onninen on 3rd August and replacing Frank Robert Eriksen, who is retiring in Autumn, as sourcing director of the whole Onninen group.

Vesa Vuopio (40) is coming to Onninen on 3rd August and replacing Frank Robert Eriksen, who is retiring in Autumn, as sourcing director of the whole Onninen group.

Previously Vuopio was head of purchasing at the BE Group, which made a turnover of SEK 4.2 bn in 2014 (EUR 449 m) and is one of the market leaders in the steel and aluminium products trade in Scandinavia.

Vuopio will report directly to the vice-president Tuomo Väänänen.

Onninen, which is based in Finland, is an important electrical wholesaler in Scandinavia and generated a turnover of EUR 1.5 bn in 2014.

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Thierry Delarue has been appointed as Rexel’s vice-president for strategy and business transformation with effect from 1st July 2015.

Thierry Delarue has been appointed as Rexel’s vice-president for strategy and business transformation with effect from 1st July 2015.

In this newly created position Delarue will work closely together with the regional managers and their teams. In addition he will be a member of the executive committee and reports directly to CEO Rudy Provoost.

Delarue (45) comes from Thomson Reuters/Hong Kong, where he was responsible for strategy and business development in the Asia/Pacific region and Japan. Prior to this he had been in charge of business strategy in India, the Middle East and Africa at Nokia from 2008 to 2013.

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