Rexel announces new chairman of the management board

On Feb. 9, Rexel’s supervisory board approved the appointment of Rudy Provoost as chairman of the management board. Provoost will succeed Jean-Charles Pauze; the appointment is effective Feb. 13. Pauze will be available to the group through the rest of the year.

Last May, Rexel announced there would be an “organized management transition.” Provoost joined the company in October 2011.L

Roberto Quarta, chairman of the supervisory board, said, “On behalf of the Supervisory Board, I would like to warmly thank Jean-Charles Pauze for his exceptional leadership and accomplishments along with Rexel’s teams as Chairman of the Management Board. During his ten years heading the Group, Rexel has consolidated its global leadership—doubling its activity and results—by offering more value-added services to customers, positioning itself in the energy efficiency markets and accelerating its development in emerging markets.

We are fortunate to have Rudy Provoost as his successor. He has made a strong start since joining the company last year and with his experience in the electrical sector, international background and management skills, he has all the assets required to continue Rexel’s development and profitable growth.”

Rexel has made headlines this month with the acquisitions of several distributors. On Feb. 6, the company announced the acquisition of two Brazilian distributors, Delamano and Etil. On Feb. 1, Rexel announced that it had acquired Liteco in Canada.

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