WESCO Elects James O’Brien to Board of Directors

WESCO Elects James O’Brien to Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — WESCO International, Inc. announced the election of James J. O’Brien to its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016.

O’Brien served as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Inc., a Fortune 500 company, from 2002 through December 31, 2014, and previously was Ashland’s President and Chief Operating Officer.  O’Brien also served as the President of Valvoline from 1995 to 2001. Currently, he is a director of Albemarle Corporation and Humana Inc.

John J. Engel, WESCO’s Chairman, stated, “Mr. O’Brien’s successful experience as the global business leader of a Fortune 500 company makes him an outstanding addition to WESCO’s talented Board. He will be an asset to our shareholders and our company, and we are pleased to welcome him to WESCO’s Board of Directors.”


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