Rexel USA Welcomes New Chief Strategy Officer

Wes Smith
Wes Smith

Wes Smith, Rexel USA’s prior Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, has transitioned to a new role as Senior Advisor to the Rexel USA CEO as he prepares to retire in June of 2024. In this role, Wes will continue to have a significant impact on Rexel USA’s business as he will maintain a key role in Strategy and M&A efforts as well as industry leadership, which includes him fulfilling his five-year commitment to the NAED.

Wes shared “I have greatly enjoyed my career in this industry and have found the transition to Rexel to be exceptional. Rexel USA is an excellent company, and I am looking forward to continuing my work in an advisory capacity as I prepare for my next life chapter. Thank you to all of those I have worked with along the way; I have been lucky to work with some of the best in the business.”

Jordan Lomheim will be succeeding Wes as Rexel USA’s newest Senior Vice Present and Chief Strategy Officer. He will be focused on leading the company’s corporate strategy and growth initiatives, including leading its M&A efforts.


Jordan most recently served as a Director of Corporate Strategy and M&A at Celanese Corporation where he was an M&A leader, created business intelligence and analytical capabilities, and developed business strategies. Prior to that role, Jordan held corporate strategy positions at Kimberly Clark and JCPenney.

Jordan said, “I am absolutely thrilled to step into this role for Rexel USA as we embark on an exciting path to capture the exponential growth of electrification in the U.S. I am especially excited that our strategy will deliver tangible value for our shareholders, our exceptional team, and above all, our valued customers.”

Brad Paulsen, Rexel USA CEO, stated “Wes has long been an industry superstar and his contributions to this company have been significant. We are thrilled he will continue to be a key part of our leadership team and business as he prepares for his retirement in the summer of 2024. I am also excited to welcome Jordan to our Rexel USA leadership team. His leadership and skillset will be invaluable to our company’s strategy and success moving forward. I am looking forward to working with him to capitalize on Rexel USA’s growth opportunities to deliver an exceptional customer experience and market outperformance.”

About Rexel USA

Rexel USA, the parent corporation for Rexel Group business activities in the United States, is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and is one of the largest distributors of electrical products, data communication, and related supplies in the United States. Rexel USA operates its electrical distribution business in the United States through eight Regions that go to market under various banner and trade names, including Rexel, Rexel Automation, Gexpro, Mayer, and Platt Electric Supply. In addition to an online store, Rexel USA has a distribution network of over 440 warehouse storefront locations throughout the U.S.

About Rexel Group

Rexel, worldwide expert in the multichannel professional distribution of products and services for the energy world, addresses three main markets: residential, commercial, and industrial. The Group supports its residential, commercial, and industrial customers by providing a tailored and scalable range of products and services in energy management for construction, renovation, production, and maintenance. Rexel operates through a network of over 1,900 branches in 24 countries, with more than 26,000 employees.