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Rexel USA Welcomes New Chief Strategy Officer

June 6, 2023

Rexel USA (Dallas): Jordan Lomheim (photo above) will be succeeding Wes Smith as Rexel USA's newest senior VP and chief strategy officer. He will be focused on leading the company’s corporate strategy and growth initiatives, including leading its M&A efforts. Smith has transitioned to a new role as senior advisor to the Rexel USA CEO as he prepares to retire in June of 2024. Lomheim most recently served as a director of Corporate Strategy and M&A at Celanese Corp. where he was an M&A leader, created business intelligence and analytical capabilities, and developed business strategies. Prior to that role, he held corporate strategy positions at Kimberly Clark and JCPenney.

In Smith’s new role, he will continue to have a significant impact on Rexel USA’s business as he will maintain a key role in strategy and M&A efforts as well as industry leadership, which includes him fulfilling his five-year commitment to the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).

Brad Paulsen, Rexel USA CEO, said in the press release, “Wes has long been an industry superstar and his contributions to this company have been significant. We are thrilled he will continue to be a key part of our leadership team and business as he prepares for his retirement in the summer of 2024. I am also excited to welcome Jordan to our Rexel USA leadership team. His leadership and skillset will be invaluable to our company’s strategy and success moving forward. I am looking forward to working with him to capitalize on Rexel USA’s growth opportunities to deliver an exceptional customer experience and market outperformance.”

Rexel USA operates its electrical distribution business in the United States through eight regions that go to market under various banner and trade names, including Rexel, Rexel Automation, Gexpro, Maye, and Platt Electric Supply. In addition to an online store, Rexel USA has a distribution network of over 440 warehouse storefront locations throughout the U.S. The company is ranked #4 on Electrical Wholesaling's 2023 Top 150 ranking of the largest electrical distributors in North America.

Rexel USA’s parent, the Rexel Group operates through a network of over 1,900 branches in 24 countries, with more than 26,000 employees.

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