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Talent and Innovation Lead Rexel to Join the ELECTRI Council
As of June 21, 2018

Published on: 
March 7, 2014

Rexel has joined the ranks of ELECTRI Council members at the Founder level.

John Kudlacek, RexelELECTRI recently spoke with John Kudlacek, VP – Supplier and Industry Relations, to learn more about this global company and its decision to invest in ELECTRI International.

ELECTRI: Was there a particular factor that led Rexel to make this generous commitment to the Foundation?

Kudlacek: Rexel is well-known for embracing new technologies and encouraging innovation. That’s how we can help our customers grow their businesses more efficiently and profitably. Electrical construction needs a healthy base of strong contractors and proficient employees. Combining talent with quality education creates the level of professionalism that benefits all of our companies.

ELECTRI: Do you see ELECTRI as part of that innovative process?

Kudlacek: Absolutely. Much of our own effort is on planning for innovation, particularly concentrating on energy efficiency. As a major distributor, we continuously search for new opportunities to add to our portfolio and grow our value to customers and shareowners. Our strategy is simple: by helping our customers thrive, we thrive. We are confident that by being actively involved with ELECTRI, both our customers and Rexel will thrive.

Rexel, a global leader in the distribution of electrical supplies and services, serves three main markets: industrial, commercial and residential. The Group operates in 37 countries, has a network of some 2,300 branches, and employs more than 31,000 people. For 2013, Rexel's worldwide sales were over US$18 billion. For additional information, visit the website at