Thomas & Betts Corporation Names Christopher P. Hartmann President, Electrical Products Tuesday April 22, 4:05 pm ET Thomas & Betts Corp.(T&B), Memphis, announced that Christopher P. Hartmann will join the company to lead its electrical products business effective April 28. Hartmann replaces Dominic J. Pileggi, who was promoted to president and chief operating officer of T&B earlier this year. Hartmann will report to Pileggi.
In his new position, Hartmann will have overall responsibility for T&B electrical products operations in the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Hartmann joins T&B from Affiliated Distributors (A-D), where he served as president and chief operating officer. Affiliated Distributors is one of North America's largest marketing/buying groups accounting for more than $18 billion in annual sales.
Hartmann was responsible for managing all of A-D's divisions, including plumbing, industrial supply, pipe, valves and fittings and electrical supply. Prior to joining A-D, Hartmann held management positions with Allen-Bradley Co. (a division of Rockwell Automation), AB Electrolux/White Consolidated and General Electric.
"Chris has extensive industry knowledge and is a proven leader with a track record of successfully directing operations and driving profitable growth," said Pileggi. "His experience inside the distributor channel should prove invaluable in enhancing T&B's strong focus on customer service."