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Mayer Announces Executive Changes

Oct. 26, 2022

Mayer Electric Supply/Rexel (Birmingham, AL): Rexel USA Chief Executive Officer Brad Paulsen announced that Wes Smith, Mayer Electric Supply’s president and CEO, will serve as senior VP – chief strategy & growth officer for Rexel USA effective Jan. 1, 2023.

“Wes will be focused on opportunities to build and acquire the technology, services and capabilities we will need to be the best electrical distributor in the country,” said Paulsen in the press release. Smith said in the press release, “I am excited for this new challenge, and I look forward to focusing on the growth of Rexel USA. I have always enjoyed trying to look into the future and plan for what lies ahead, and that’s exactly what I’ll be doing as we move forward.”

Paulsen also announced that Mayer executive VP & chief sales officer Mike Kidney will assume the role of president of the Mayer banner effective Jan. 1, 2023. Kidney has served in several roles at Mayer over his 21-year tenure, most recently as regional VP and, since 2020, in the chief sales officer role.