Worthy to Leave Sonepar USA After Building Billion-Dollar Company in Just Seven Years

After leading Sonepar on a fast-paced march across North America to more than $1 billion in sales in just seven years, Richard Worthy, Sonepar USA’s president and CEO, is stepping down.

Tony Burr, a veteran of the European electrical wholesaling industry, will head Sonepar’s North American operation starting on Jan. 1, 2005.

Worthy helped the Paris-based Sonepar establish itself on a grand scale on North American soil since he came to the company from GE Capital in 1998. At th

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