John J. Engel has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of WESCO International Inc. since September 1, 2009. Mr. Engel served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of WESCO Distribution Inc. and its subsidiary, WESCO International, Inc. from July 2004 to September 1, 2009. Mr. Engel was responsible for branch-based distribution operations and related headquarters and field support functions at WESCO. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of
Mr. Engel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in September of 2009. Previously, Mr. Engel served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in July 2004. Mr. Engel served from 2003 to 2004 as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gateway Inc. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Engel served as an Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Perkin Elmer, Inc. In addition, Mr. Engel was a Vice President and General Manager of Allied Signal from 1994 to 1999 and held various management positions in General Electric from 1985 to 1994.
WESCO International, Inc. is a holding company for WESCO Distribution, a multinational electronics distribution and services company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Despite the 'international' moniker, the company makes "nearly all of its sales" in the United States.
WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") and original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") product, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2012 annual sales were approximately $6.6 billion. The Company employs approximately 9,000 people, maintains relationships with over 18,000 suppliers, and serves over 100,000 customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates seven distribution centers and approximately 400 full-service branches in North America and international markets.