WESCO International, Inc. (Pittsburgh): Matthew J. Espe was elected to the company’s board of directors effective Nov. 1, 2016. Espe is a former CEO and president of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a position he held from July 2010 to March 2016. Before that he was CEO of Ricoh Americas and IKON Office Solutions, Inc. Espe began his career at General Electric Co. and was with GE for more than 20 years, ultimately rising to lead GE Lighting as president and CEO. Espe is also a board member at Veritiv Corp., Realogy Holdings Corp., and NCI Building Systems, Inc.
John J. Engel, WESCO's Chairman, stated, "Mr. Espe is a seasoned public company CEO and successful global business leader with sales and marketing expertise and executive leadership experience in multiple industries. He will be an excellent addition to WESCO's talented Board and will be an asset to our shareholders and our company. We are pleased to welcome him to WESCO's Board of Directors."