Engel will replace Roy W. Haley
WESCO International, one of the largest industrial and electrical distributors in the country, has named President and CEO John J. Engel as chairman of the $5.1 billion company.
Engel’s new role is effective May 25, when he will replace current chairman Roy W. Haley.
The move is part of a succession plan the company announced in 2009 when Engel was selected to replace Haley as CEO. Haley had agreed to continue to serve as chairman until his term ends in May.
“I have had the distinct privilege of being associated with WESCO and I could not be more proud of our Company and the quality of our organization,” Haley said in a written statement. “John Engel joined WESCO almost seven years ago, and he has done an outstanding job positioning WESCO for continued growth and profitability over the long term. I am confident that the management team, under John’s leadership, will be highly successful.”