FRANCE - Chris Hartmann, EVP & CEO of Rexel Holdings USA and Rexel Executive Committee member, has announced his intention to leave Rexel towards the end of the year. Hartmann remains in charge and committed to ensuring business continuity and a smooth transition until a successor is in place.
Chris Hartmann’s decision to leave the company after more than 6 years with Rexel is a personal one and his contribution during his tenure is widely recognized.
Rexel’s Board of Directors, acting on the recommendation of its Nomination Committee, voted unanimously at its meeting on May 22 in favor of appointing of Rudy Provoost as Chairman and CEO of the Rexel Group and Catherine Guillouard as Deputy-CEO. Rudy Provoost had previously been appointed as Chairman of the Management Board in February 2012 and Catherine Guillouard as Group Chief Financial Officer in May 2013, a role she keeps alongside her new responsibilities.
Both nominations follow the approval by Rexel shareholders at the Annual General Assembly on May 22, of a decision to move to a one-tier governance structure with a Board of Directors (“Conseil d’Administration”). This change reflects the evolution of Rexel’s shareholding structure.