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Former Rexel execs start distributorship in Texas

Sept. 1, 2003
Four former Rexel executives are starting Hill Country Electric Supply, to be headquartered in Austin, Texas.Scott Schieffer, formerly Rexel's Southern

Four former Rexel executives are starting Hill Country Electric Supply, to be headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Scott Schieffer, formerly Rexel's Southern Division president, Wayne Blasingame, David Inman and Mike Dehmer are starting a full-line electrical distributorship to serve residential, commercial and industrial markets. All four left Rexel in June.

The company plans to open in Austin Oct. 1 and in San Antonio by the second quarter of 1999. Without disclosing details, Schieffer said Hill Country already has commitments from several major manufacturers.

The partners have almost 100 years of industry experience among them. Schieffer said the decision to start the distributorship was based on opportunities in both markets and the experience they had working together.

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Doug has been reporting and writing on the electrical industry for Electrical Wholesaling and Electrical Marketing since 1992 and still finds the industry’s evolution and the characters who inhabit its companies endlessly fascinating. That was true even before e-commerce, LED lighting and distributed generation began to disrupt so many of the electrical industry’s traditional practices.

Doug earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Kansas after spending a few years in KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism, then deciding he absolutely did not want to be a journalist. In the company of his wife, two kids, two dogs and two cats, he spends a lot of time in the garden and the kitchen – growing food, cooking, brewing beer – and helping to run the family coffee shop.

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