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OmniCable Taps Former Farnell, Crescent Exec as CEO

Christopher Breslin will succeed interim CEO and OmniCable Co-Founder Jeff Siegfried on May 13.
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Following a slew of leadership appointments, wire and cable products master distributor OmniCable has named a new top executive.

Dot Family Holdings (DFH) — which owns OmniCable and is North America’s largest food redistributor — shared April 9 that Christopher Breslin will succeed interim CEO and OmniCable Co-Founder Jeff Siegfried on May 13. Siegfried will remain with the West Chester, PA-based company as Vice Chairman.

OmniCable said Breslin’s appointment followed an extensive CEO search process conducted by the DFH board over the last several months, with the mandate to appoint a passionate leader with extensive experience developing strong supplier and customer relationships. 

“We are delighted to welcome Christopher as our new Chief Executive Officer of OmniCable,” DFH Chief Executive Joe Tracy said in a news release. “He is a dynamic, values-driven business leader who has a diverse background of experience with a history of delivering results through a management style grounded in collaboration, increased process rigor, and focus on customer service.”

Breslin joins OmniCable with more than 28 years of global distribution experience in both the electronics and electrical industries. He most recently was President of Farnell Electronics, responsible for the strategy, execution, and financial performance of its $2 billion global businesses. Prior to Farnell, he spent five years as the COO for Crescent Electric Supply Company, one of North America’s largest electrical wholesalers.

“I’m proud to take the baton from Jeff and thrilled to have the opportunity to work with OmniCable’s talented and committed team to help build on its strong operations and enviable reputation,” Breslin said. “I look forward to helping the company achieve its potential for our valued suppliers, customers, and employees, by focusing on our unique capabilities to deliver outstanding products and unparalleled service to the distribution community.”

OmniCable is a redistributor of wire, cable, fiber and other communications and electrical products exclusively to distributors. 

“I’m confident the appointment of Christopher will continue the company’s growth trajectory and I look forward to seeing the company execute on its strategy both as a leader serving electrical distribution and building its growing portfolio serving the communications space,” Siegfried added.

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