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Wesco Elects New Board Member, Announces Retirement

PITTSBURGH — Wesco International announces the election of Sundaram (“Naga”) Nagarajan to its Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2022, consistent with its long-standing commitment to ongoing Board refreshment.

Nagarajan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nordson Corporation, an innovative precision technology company that leverages a scalable growth model through an entrepreneurial, division-led organization with diverse end markets that include consumer non-durable, medical, electronics, and industrial. Prior to becoming Nordson’s President and CEO in 2019, Nagarajan served as Executive Vice President, Automotive OEM Segment, with Illinois Tool Works Inc., a global manufacturer of a diversified range of industrial products and equipment.

John Engel, Wesco’s Chairman, stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Naga to our Board of Directors. His executive leadership experience as a public company CEO in the diversified industrial sector and his expertise in managing complex global businesses make him an excellent addition to our Board and an asset to our company and our stockholders.”

Wesco is also announcing that John K. Morgan is electing to retire from the Board of Directors, effective September 30, 2022. Morgan has served on Wesco’s Board since 2008, including exemplary service on its Compensation Committee as Chair and on its Audit Committee. The timing of Morgan’s retirement is designed to facilitate a smooth transition and onboarding for the Board’s newest Director, after a robust recruitment process led by the Company’s Nominating and Governance Committee, with the input of the Board and the assistance of a leading global recruiting firm.

Engel continued, “We thank John for his 14 years of dedicated service to our Board of Directors. We are grateful for his leadership, wise counsel, and commitment to excellence. Wesco has benefitted tremendously from John’s many contributions to Wesco’s success over the years including, most recently, during our transformational combination with Anixter. John’s strategic insights and steady guidance have helped position Wesco for continued growth and success, for the benefit of all our stakeholders. We wish John and his family much enjoyment and happiness during his well-deserved retirement.”

Engel further stated, “With these changes, we are very pleased that our Wesco Board of Directors will now be over 50% diverse in terms of gender, race, and ethnicity.”

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