Rexel announced that Brian McNally, formerly of Arrow Electronics, will take on the newly-created position of Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel North America, effective August 1. In this role, McNally will become a member of Rexel’s Executive Committee and be in charge of Rexel’s operations in North America, encompassing both the U.S. and Canadian businesses, which represent about one-third of the Group’s total sales.
Rexel said in a release that this leadership change will reinforce and strengthen Rexel’s organization and management in North America. It comes in the wake of the previously announced decision by Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel Holdings USA Christopher Hartmann to leave the company, as well as Jeff Hall’s recent decision to retire as Senior Vice President and CEO of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc., after 21 years with the company. Both Hartmann and Hall were members of Rexel’s Executive Committee.
McNally worked for Arrow Electronics for over 30 years in a variety of leadership positions in both the United States and Europe, most recently as senior VP of marketing and Asset Global Components.