DALLAS – Rexel, one of the world’s leading electrical distributors, and its U.S. operating company, Rexel Holdings USA (RHUSA), today announced that Mitch Williams has been promoted to Senior Vice President Rexel Asia-Pacific reporting directly to the CEO and Chairman of the Management Board in Paris, France. Williams was previously Senior Vice President and CEO of RHUSA’s Gexpro division.
The Company also announced that Jim Hibberd, Vice President Global Sales and Business Development will replace Williams, and was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gexpro Electrical Distribution reporting directly to Chris Hartmann, Executive Vice President and CEO of Rexel Holdings USA.
“Both Mitch and Jim are outstanding leaders, who I am confident will continue to have a positive impact on the company’s global growth strategy,” said Hartmann. “These changes speak to both the depth and breadth of our management expertise and succession planning, as well as the Company’s commitment to fostering professional development within the organization.”
Williams, who has spent 21 years with GE Supply/Gexpro starting in sales in 1990, quickly advanced through the organization, and was named to the top position at Gexpro in 2007.
In addition to his new and broader role across Rexel, Williams will continue responsibility for Gexpro Asia creating greater collaboration and synergy across the company’s business units in that region.
Jim Hibberd joined GE Supply/Gexpro in 1988 as a college hire through the company’s Distribution & Services Leadership Program (DSLP). He held positions within Gexpro through 1998 when he joined GE Industrial Systems as president of GE Team Controls. Later, he held various management roles throughout several GE divisions and returned to GE Supply/Gexpro in 2004 where he most recently served as Vice President Global Sales and Business Development.
In a related announcement, Bob Connors, Vice President, Gexpro Services, will now report directly to Chris Hartmann.