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Sonepar restructures to integrate Sonepar USA and Hagemeyer

Nov. 20, 2009
Sonepar last month announced an overall restructuring along regional lines to integrate the operations of Hagemeyer North America (HNA) with its Sonepar units. The combination is intended to enhance the company's market coverage, delivery support and ...

Sonepar last month announced an overall restructuring along regional lines to integrate the operations of Hagemeyer North America (HNA) with its Sonepar units. The combination is intended to enhance the company's market coverage, delivery support and operational best practices.

The company announced in June that Dave Gabriel, region president, North America, and Kathy Rusko, region CFO, North America, have leadership responsibility for all Sonepar operations in Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The rest of the organization is now structured along the following lines:

Paul Klasing will continue in his role as president of Sonepar USA with expanded responsibilities to include Hagemeyer USA. Klasing will report to Gabriel.

Jay Bricker, currently the senior vice president of supplier and vendor relations, marketing, communications and business development for Sonepar USA, will continue in his role with his responsibilities now expanded to include electrical supplier and vendor negotiations for Hagemeyer USA. (Hagemeyer USA's contact for Industrial and Safety suppliers partners remains unchanged.) Bricker will report to Klasing.

Lisa Mitchell, currently the CFO of Hagemeyer North America, has been appointed president of Hagemeyer USA. She will be responsible for all segments of the HNA business with the exception of Tristate and Georgia business locations, and will report to Klasing.

For more on the regional organizations, go to electricalmarketing.com. (Subscription required)