FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mississauga, ON – Keith Moss, currently President and CEO of Sonepar Canada, has been appointed President of the Asia-Pacific Region to succeed Marius van Huijstee.
A Canadian citizen born in the United Kingdom, Keith joined Sonepar Canada in 1999, and had growing responsibilities before being promoted Managing Director of the country in 2008. In the last ten years, the group’s Canadian organization has grown its sales from CAD 500 million to CAD 1 billion and multiplied its PBIT by ten. Keith will become a member of the SEC, and report to Franck Bruel. He will be based in Hong Kong and will be taking his new position as of November 1st.
Keith will have the exciting challenge of driving Sonepar’s ambition in the large, fast-growing and diverse Asia-Pacific Region. The Region’s management team will reap the benefits of his strong business experience and passion for people development, as a means to support business leaders’ initiatives that serve our growth potential.
François Anquetil, currently President of Lumen, has been appointed Managing Director of Sonepar Canada to succeed Keith Moss. François, a Canadian citizen born in France, started his career at Lumen in 1988 as Controller. He subsequently held a wide variety of positions inside the Sonepar Group, both in France and Canada (Branch Manager, twice OpCo Manager, VP Vendor Relations and CFO) before taking up his current position as President of Lumen in 2008. François will report to Dave Gabriel and will be based in Toronto.
We trust François will leverage his deep knowledge of the business and the group to maintain the strong development of Sonepar Canada initiated by Keith.
We wish both Keith and François the best of luck in their new positions.
About Sonepar Canada
Sonepar Canada is a leading national electrical and safety distributor, providing service to residential, commercial, industrial and specialty business customers since 1984. There are over 1,500 dedicated employees in more than 90 branches within six divisions: CenturyVallen, Gescan, Lumen, Osso Electric, Texcan and SESCO.
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