PITTSBURGH — WESCO International, Inc. announced the election of Matthew J. Espe to its Board of Directors effective November 1, 2016.
Espe is the former Chief Executive Officer and President of Armstrong World Industries, Inc., a position he held from July 2010 to March 2016. Previously, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ricoh Americas from 2008 to 2010 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IKON Office Solutions, Inc. from 2002 to 2008. Espe began his career at General Electric Company, and he was with GE for more than 20 years, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of GE Lighting. Espe is also a member of the Board of Directors at Veritiv Corporation, Realogy Holdings Corp., and NCI Building Systems, Inc.
John J. Engel, WESCO’s Chairman, stated, “Mr. Espe is a seasoned public company CEO and successful global business leader with sales and marketing expertise and executive leadership experience in multiple industries. He will be an excellent addition to WESCO’s talented Board and will be an asset to our shareholders and our company. We are pleased to welcome him to WESCO’s Board of Directors.”
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