AD Names New Electrical & Industrial President

The organization says Marisol Fernandez will be returning to the company as president of its Electrical and Industrial Business Unit.
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Marisol Fernandez is returning to independent distributor organization AD as president of its Electrical and Industrial Business Unit, effective June 8.

Fernandez returns to AD from Bunzl, where she worked as senior vice president of sales effectiveness and was responsible for leading several strategic functions in its distribution division.

Before that, Fernandez worked as president of industrial & safety, U.S. Division, at AD, where she “was instrumental in leading the merger with SafetyNetwork, forming AD’s Safety Network Division, and championed a key initiative which supported AD members during the height of the pandemic. Fernandez also held positions of increasing responsibility at Essendant and Grainger,” AD said.

“Marisol is an exemplary leader, a highly respected and regarded individual and is passionate about AD’s commitment to our members and suppliers,” said Bill Weisberg, AD chairman and CEO. “She brings to AD an enthusiastic drive to continue operational success, growth and innovation in the Electrical and Industrial – U.S. Divisions. She also brings deep industry experience in many of the industries she’ll be overseeing as well as experience running distribution centers. I am looking forward to working closely with her in her role and on AD’s executive committee and can comfortably say that the entire AD team is thrilled to welcome her back”.

Fernandez is expected to be responsible for working with AD’s E&I executives, staff and divisional Boards to develop business strategy, oversee member/supplier relations and overall financial results, and manage and execute AD’s ongoing growth plans for the E&I Business Unit.

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