Wesco names Nelson Squires Canadian head

Friday March 04, 2016
Written by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Mar. 4, 2016 - Wesco International, a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services, has appointed Nelson Squires to serve as group vice president and general manager of its Canadian operations.

Squires joins Wesco from Air Products and Chemicals in Allentown, Pa., where he served as vice president and general manager, North American Gases, and president of Air Products Canada. He began his career with Air Products as a sales engineer in 1989. He had numerous assignments of increasing responsibility, including region and general management positions, mergers and acquisitions and investor relations. Squires also served as a captain in the United States Army.

“Nelson brings a successful track record of building strong management teams in a diverse range of functions and in delivering sales and profitable growth,” said John Engel, chairman, president and CEO, Wesco International. “We are very excited to have him join Wesco to help us make the most of the substantial opportunities we believe are emerging in the Canadian market.”

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