Sonepar Group Organization Changes

As posted on on February 14th

Sonepar Interim General Management (Marie-Christine Coisne-Roquette, François Poncet and Frank H. Lakerveld) are pleased to announce changes to the Group General Management structure, effective March 1, 2017. The Group will be managed by the CEO, CFO and COO, who will take over the previous mission of the Sonepar Executive Committee (SEC) and the Regions.

Dave Gabriel, former North America Region President, will become the COO. He will be overseeing operations in all countries except the USA, France and the Central Europe Area, which will directly report to the future CEO. Patrick Salvadori, former Southern Europe Region President, will succeed Herbert Willmy, who is retiring upon his request, as the head of Sonepar International Services. Jo Verbeek, former Northern Europe Region President, will manage the Asia Pacific Area, while Eugene Wu will support Greater China project developments. Luis Arconada, head of Sonepar Spain, will take charge of the Latin Area (Italy, Mexico, Spain, Central America and South America).

This organization change is meant to reinforce our business focus on local operational excellence and performance.

Sonepar Canada
A member of the Sonepar Group, Sonepar Canada is the country’s largest privately-held electrical products’ distributor and a supplier of safety, facilities maintenance and MRO products and services. We employ over 1900 Canadians operating out of 105 facilities across the country.

Sonepar Group
Sonepar is an independent French family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related services. Founded in 1969, Sonepar has a workforce of 40,000 in 41 countries through 2,600 branches. Thanks to continuous growth, the company had sales of €17.2 billion in 2014.

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