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Harting names Claude Langlois new sales director for Canada

August 26, 2014
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Claude Langlois

Aug. 26, 2014 – Harting has appointed veteran sales executive Claude Langlois as sales director for Canada, heading up its expanding sales and customer engagement for the Canadian market.

Langlois will be based at Harting Canada headquarters in suburban St-Laurent, Que. He has more than 12 years of experience in executive and other senior sales positions in the electronics and industrial sectors, as well as considerable experience in developing OEM direct sales and tiered channel strategies with customers and distributors.

Educated in Quebec, he began his career 28 years ago as a sales engineer. Langlois joins Ontario-based sales manager Randolph Froude, who also covers Western Canada for Harting, and a bilingual telephone sales desk in supporting the Canadian customer base.

“Claude is a perfect fit for Harting and our growth strategy for Canada,” said Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of Harting North America and Harting Canada. “Since we opened Harting Canada in 2011, our sales growth has exceeded expectations and the prospects for further, strong growth are excellent. Our intention is to keep increasing our staff presence over time. Our customers really appreciate being able to interact with us directly, allowing us to identify the best solution for their needs.”

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