[caption id="attachment_3492" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Jim Hibberd"][/caption]Rexel (Dallas): Mitch Williams has been promoted to senior V.P. Rexel Asia-Pacific reporting directly to the CEO and chairman of the company's management board in Paris, France. Williams was previously senior V.P. and CEO of Rexel's Gexpro division. The company also announced that Jim Hibberd, V.P. global sales and business development will replace Williams, and was named senior V.P. and general manager of Gexpro Electrical Distribution reporting directly to Chris Hartmann, executive V.P. and CEO of Rexel Holdings USA.
Williams, who has spent 21 years with GE Supply/Gexpro starting in sales in 1990, quickly advanced through the organization, and was named to the top position at Gexpro in 2007. In addition to his new and broader role across Rexel, Williams will continue responsibility for Gexpro Asia creating greater collaboration and synergy across the company's business units in that region.
Jim Hibberd joined GE Supply/Gexpro in 1988 as a college hire through the company's Distribution & Services Leadership Program (DSLP). He held positions within Gexpro through 1998 when he joined GE Industrial Systems as president of GE Team Controls. Later, he held various management roles throughout several GE divisions and returned to GE Supply/Gexpro in 2004 where he most recently served as V.P. global sales and Business development. In a related announcement, Bob Connors, V.P. of Gexpro Services, will now report directly to Chris Hartmann.