Sonepar Names Brendan O’Hare President of Capital Electric

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sonepar announced that Brendan O’Hare has been appointed President of Capital Electric. Capital Electric serves contractors, builders and end users throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia with over 70 branch locations and 1,000 associates.

O’Hare joins Sonepar having spent his career at Pentair, Gexpro, U.S. Electrical and, most recently, Rexel USA, where he served as Senior Vice President of the Gulf Division. O’Hare holds a B.S. in Accounting from Stockton University.

“Brendan has significant expertise in developing and executing strategic plans, diversifying segment mix, and leading acquisitions,” said Rob Taylor, President of Sonepar Americas. “His leadership style reflects a deep-rooted commitment to team development and individual growth and a very customer-centric mindset. We’re excited to have Brendan join Capital and lead the talented team.”

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to run a Sonepar operating company,” said O’Hare. Always a formidable competitor in the marketplace, Sonepar is on a clear mission to invest in the future and continue to execute at a very high level for the customer. As President of Capital Electric, I look forward to building on the prior work of the team and driving us to further success.”

In 2021 Sonepar announced that Capital Electric had surpassed the $1 billion mark in sales. In 2023 Capital opened the doors to its new 363,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art central distribution center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

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