William Galvin, Anixter Anixter International Inc. (Glenview, IL): William A. Galvin has been named president and chief operating officer, effective July 1, 2017. Galvin, age 54, has been Anixter’s executive vice president – Network and Security Solutions since 2012, and has been with the company for 29 years. Prior to his current role, he held the position of EVP – North America and EMEA, Network and Security Solutions, preceded by positions of increasing responsibility across the sales and marketing organizations.
The Anixter board also approved the promotion of William C. Geary II to replace Galvin as EVP – Network and Security Solutions. Geary, age 47, currently SVP – International, Network and Security Solutions, has been with Anixter for 22 years.
Sam Zell, chairman of the Anixter board, said, “Anixter has always been a company with extremely strong leadership. Over the last three years, the company made two strategic acquisitions that have both brought greater opportunity for growth as well as additional complexity. These executive management changes reflect the board’s desire to ensure there is sufficient depth and breadth to the management team in order for the company to continue to execute effectively on all of its growth strategies.”