In other news at Sonepar Canada, François Anquetil, currently president of Lumen, has been appointed managing director of Sonepar Canada to succeed Moss. Anquetil, a Canadian citizen born in France, started his career at Lumen in 1988 as controller. He subsequently held a wide variety of positions inside the Sonepar Group, both in France and Canada (branch manager, twice operating company manager, vice-president of vendor relations and CFO) before taking up his current position as president of Lumen in 2008. He will be based in Toronto. Sonepar Canada has more than 1,500 dedicated employees in 90-plus branches within six divisions: CenturyVallen, Gescan, Lumen, Osso Electric, Texcan and SESCO.
Sonepar Canada (Mississauga, Ontario):Keith Moss, currently president and CEO of Sonepar Canada, has been appointed president of the Asia-Pacific Region to succeed Marius van Huijstee. A Canadian citizen born in the United Kingdom, Moss joined Sonepar Canada in 1999 and had growing responsibilities before being promoted managing director of the country in 2008. In the last 10 years, the group's Canadian organization has grown its sales from CAD 500 million to CAD 1 billion. Moss will become a member of the Sonepar Executive Committee, be based in Hong Kong and will take his new position as of Nov. 1.