Sonepar USA, a subsidiary of the privately held France-based Sonepar Group, has announced that Dave Gabriel, Sonepar COO, has decided to retire, effective May 15.
The Sonepar Group has also reorganized at the regional level. Rob Taylor has been appointed president of Sonepar North America and will now be responsible for operations in Canada and Mexico, in addition to the US. Stefan Stegemann has been appointed president of Sonepar Central and Nordic Europe. Patrick Salvadori has been appointed president of Sonepar Western Europe and South America. Benoit Pedoussaut remains president of Sonepar France and Jérôme Malassigne has been appointed Chief Strategic Marketing and Sourcing Officer of Asia Pacific Operations.