Sonepar USA, Charleston, SC, a subsidiary of privately held France-based Sonepar Group, has named Rob Taylor president, effective September 1.
Taylor has served as Sonepar USA central region president since 2015. Before joining Sonepar USA, Taylor was with Eaton Corporation, where he co-led the global sales and marketing integration efforts for Eaton’s acquisition of Cooper Industries. Prior to the integration role, Taylor spent eight years at Cooper Industries, most recently as chief marketing officer.
Taylor replaces Halsey Cook, who is leaving Sonepar USA to become president and CEO of industrial manufacturer Milliken & Co.
Taylor and Cook will work together through the end of August to ensure a smooth leadership transition, the company said.