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WESCO Announces Succession Plan

The Board of Directors of WESCO International, Inc., a distributor of electrical MRO products, construction materials and advanced integrated supply procurement outsourcing services, will name John J. Engel, president and CEO, effective September 1.  He will succeed Roy W. Haley, CEO since 1994. Haley will continue with WESCO as executive chairman until his term expires in 2011.
 
In addition, Stephen A. Van Oss will assume the responsibilities of COO on September 1, while continuing to serve as Senior Vice President. Van Oss currently serves as senior vice president of finance and administration and CFO. Richard P. Heyse will join WESCO as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer on June 15, 2009.
 
For the past several years the Board of Directors and I have placed a high priority on talent management. Today's announcement represents a major organizational milestone for the Company, Haley said. "I am very pleased that we are immediately able to begin the process of transitioning to new roles and responsibilities with an experienced and seasoned management team."

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