WESCO International


WESCO International

Infobox_Company
company_name = WESCO International
company_
company_type = Public (NYSE: [http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=WES WCC] )
company_slogan =
foundation = 1922
location =
key_people = Roy W. Haley, CEO
Stephen A. Van Oss, CFO
John Engel, COO
William M. Goodwin, Vice President of Operations
num_employees = 5,300
revenue = profit$4.02 billion USD
industry = Electronics
products = electronic instruments & controls
homepage = [http://www.wescodist.com/ www.wescodist.com]

WESCO International nyse|WCC is a holding company for WESCO Distribution, a multinational electronics distribution and services company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has no relation to Wesco Financial Corporation.

History

In 1922 WESCO Distribution was formed as a spin-off of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation also based in Pittsburgh. It had existed for decades within Westinghouse as the subsidiary charged with selling and distributing company components in the electrical and industrial fields. Keeping close ties to its parent, WESCO prospered and grew its reputation as a trusted source of electronic and heavy industry products.

In 1994, the firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) arranged for the purchase of WESCO from Westinghouse by CDW Holdings. In 1998, WESCO acquired Brown Wholesale Electric and Avon Electrical Supplies.

CDW Holdings filed to take WESCO public in 1998, but instead sold it to a group backed by Cypress Group LLC. This group formed WESCO International, Inc., which is the current owner of WESCO Distribution.

On May 12, 1999, WESCO held its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange, selling 9.72 million shares for $18 per share, raising $175 million.

Today

WESCO International is a multinational leader in distribution of time critical industrial components. It has over 350 full-service locations in five nations, including five high technology distribution centers. WESCO has more than 100,000 customers worldwide. The company had $3.7 billion in sales during 2004. The company is also a procurement specialist, providing supply chain cost relief and efficiency to organizations worldwide.

WESCO subsidiaries

* Avon Electrical Supplies
* EESCO
* WESCO SPS
* WESCO Canada
* WESCO China
* WESCO Mexico
* Carlton Bates Company (CBC)
* Cyril John & co.

Management

Job: name, age, pay
*CEO: Roy W. Haley, 58, $2.15M
*CFO: Stephen A. Van Oss, 50, $712K
*COO: John Engel, 42
*Vice President Operations: Donald H. Thimjon, 61, $522K
*Vice President Operations: William M. Goodwin, 59, $522K

External links

* [http://www.wescodist.com/ WESCO International website]

External links

* [http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/55/55573.html Yahoo! - WESCO International, Inc. Company Profile]


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