Sonepar Announces Retirements Of Two Veteran Leaders

Sonepar Announces Retirements of Two Veteran Leaders

Feb. 16, 2023

Sonepar USA, a subsidiary of the privately held Sonepar Group, announced that Mike Smith (left in above photo), SVP Business Relationship Management and Data Insights, and Scott Schuenke (right), VP of Strategic Development, and Integration Management, will be retiring this June.

Schuenke started at Viking Electric in marketing before moving to Sonepar USA as VP of Marketing and Communications, and most recently held the position of VP of Strategic Development for North America. Scott also led the Innovation Incubator, a program that brought together teams from across Sonepar USA to research and present solutions to business challenges.

Smith began his career at Roden Electric before moving to Eclipse, where he helped create and promote ERP and digital solutions. In 2006 he joined OneSource Distributors, becoming president by the time Sonepar acquired OneSource. In 2016 Mike became chief information officer and VP of Operations and Logistics for Sonepar USA.

“These two talented individuals will be dearly missed but always remain part of the Sonepar family,” said Rob Taylor, president of Sonepar North America. “I am happy they will have more time to spend with family and pursue their personal interests, and very grateful for all they have done to raise the bar across the company.”