Rexel announces the appointment of Eric Gauthier as Senior Vice President of Asia-Pacific, effective September 12th, 2016, succeeding Mitch Williams, who decided several months ago that he will return to the United States for family reasons. Mitch Williams will be leaving the company.
Based in Shanghai, Gauthier will become a member of Rexel’s Executive Committee and be responsible for all Rexel businesses in the Asia-Pacific region including China, Australia, New Zealand, South-East Asia, the Middle-East and India.
Patrick Berard, Chief Executive Officer of Rexel, said, “I am delighted that Eric Gauthier has decided to join Rexel to head our operations in the Asia-Pacific region. Eric brings a successful 20-year track-record in the automotive, B to B, distribution and services area in Europe as well as in Asia-Pacific. On behalf of the Company, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mitch Williams for his contribution in developing Rexel’s presence in the region and for his 25 years of commitment to the Group, particularly his leadership at Gexpro.”
Gauthier is currently Vice President Asia Pacific for After Sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, based in Shanghai, a position he has held since 2012. He joined Fiat in 2007 as Italian Aftermarket Director and he was promoted to Global Parts and Service Marketing Director & European Parts Sales Director in 2010. Prior to joining Fiat, he spent 7 years at Rhiag as Trade Marketing & Strategic Planning Director (2000-2005) and Automotive Division Director (2005-2007). Before then, he was Marketing Manager for Valeo Services in Italy.
Gauthier earned a master’s degree in business and economics at ESLSCA.
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