Rexel Gears Up For Move With Williams' Promotion

Karl Williams has been promoted from Lighting Product Manager at Rexel Inc. to the newly created position of Director of Product Management.

Rexel Inc. has promoted Karl Williams to Director of Product Management at its Dallas headquarters - a newly created position.

Williams' background includes 14 years with Rexel -New Zealand, where he rose to the position of Marketing Manager. He moved to the U.S. in 1991. Since 2001, Williams has been Rexel's Product Manager for Lighting in the U.S.
"Our plan is to significantly improve our sales and margin, across all categories, by effectively managing our product offerings and prices," said John Kudlaceck, Rexel's Vice President for Marketing & Purchasing.
"We are excited to have Karl lead our Product Management Group as we accelerate these strategic activities."

About Rexel
Rexel Inc. (Dallas) is a unit of Paris -based Rexel SA, the world's largest electrical/datacom distributor. With more than 4,400 employees operating out of 280 branch locations in the U.S. and Bermuda, Rexel's U.S. sales top $2 billion/year.
Rexel SA operates out of 1,700 locations in 29 countries. With more than 21,000 employees worldwide, the company's 2004 sales were approximately $8.5 billion.

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