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World Electric Supply Announces Leadership Changes

May 8, 2023

World Electric Supply/Sonepar (Tampa, FL): The company, which operates 16 branch locations throughout Florida and Georgia, announced leadership changes across finance, supply chain and marketing.

Bill Turner (left photo) has been promoted to VP of Finance. Over the past year, Turner has been instrumental in several key areas, including managing the integration process of Advance Electrical, incorporating several analytical tools to improve World’s business and developing new financial processes. Bill holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and is a recent graduate of the Sonepar Junior Committee, an intense management development program that takes participants to Sonepar companies around the world.

Ben Austin (center photo) recently joined the World Electric team as director of Supply Chain. He brings over 25 years of electrical experience in sales, projects, procurement, IT and operations. Eleven years at Sonepar, Austin most recently worked for the Sonepar USA supply chain group as the director of Project Implementation and Automation. Before joining the supply chain group, he worked as the warehouse process improvement manager for the Eclipse process improvement team at Sonepar. Austin holds a bachelor’s in computer science from Southern Ohio College and a master’s certificate in supply chain management and operations from Michigan State University.

Nash Welsh (right photo), promoted to strategic marketing manager, has been tasked with helping World Electric drive growth by implementing digital solutions and working closely with vendor partners to strengthen those partnerships. Prior to her role at World, Nash worked at Eaton as the Southeast territory manager for the residential and wiring devices retail division. She holds a BA in marketing from the University of Central Florida.

“In 2022 we opened a new branch in Seminole to better service the booming St. Petersburg construction market, acquired Advance Electric to expand our operations in Atlanta, and broke ground for a new regional distribution center in Miami, Florida. We also opened another branch in Winter Haven just last week,” said Tammy Livers, president of World Electric, in the press release. “To manage our growth opportunities, it was imperative we optimize staffing.”