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Brnik Schaedler Yesco

Schaedler Yesco's Brnik Announces Retirement

Dec. 6, 2022

Schaedler Yesco (Harrisburg, PA):  After 22 years with the company, Matt Brnik will retire from the company later this month. After serving 8.5 years with General Electric and 14 years with Rockwell Automation, Brnik joined Schaedler Yesco in Oct. 2000, just a few months after Schaedler Bros. merged with York Electrical Supply Co. In addition to overseeing the sales team, he was instrumental in the integration of the companies, which became Schaedler Yesco Distribution, Inc.

In 2004, Brnik was promoted to president, guiding the company toward growth, adding sixteen branches in just over 10 years through acquisition and a joint partnership initiative with APR Supply and Industrial Piping Systems.

Having grown up in western Pennsylvania, Matt’s affinity for the region and eye for opportunity led the company to expand into that region by purchasing Service Electric Co. in 2010. “Matt has really shown us the opportunity available in the western Pennsylvania market. We are very excited to continue what Matt helped us start,” said, Farrah Mittel, company president, in the press release, referring to the company’s May 2022 announcement about building a new regional distribution center in Lower Burrell, PA.

“Being part of the electrical industry for over 44 years has been an incredible experience,” said Brnik. “I’ve built some great relationships over the years and watched a lot of transformation.”

In addition to participating in the Hubbell Distributor Advisory Board, the Product Committee at AD, and the board of the National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD), Brnik has been on the board of the Electric League of Western Pennsylvania since 2014.

“The industry is evolving, and I’m very proud of my work with the Schaedler Yesco team,” he said. “We’ve positioned the company for big things, and I’m leaving with the next chapter in the capable hands of Ryan Jones and the rest of the executive team.”

The Schaedler YESCO press release said Brnik has been a key player in the success of Schaedler Yesco, and that he will be missed by coworkers, peers and customers alike. He is succeeded by Ryan Jones, executive VP.