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About Us
About Sonepar USA
We are a business to business distributor of electrical, industrial, safety products and related solutions.

The Market Leader

Sonepar USA is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in the business-to-business distribution of electrical, industrial and safety products and related solutions. We are a proud member of the Sonepar Group, the world's largest privately-held electrical distributor. In the USA, we are represented by 15 locally managed electrical and industrial distributors, and have over 700 locations with coverage in all 50 states.

Sonepar USA’s core business is the distribution of electrical, safety, tools, and industrial products, as well as related solutions. With the rapid growth of technology, we provide a network of specialists who have the training and expertise to develop solutions tailored to our customers’ needs. These solutions include, but are not limited to:

  • Digital
  • Integrated supply
  • Safety
  • Automation & control
  • Energy audits & retrofits
  • Store room & project management

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The Sonepar Group

Key facts and figures.

Headquartered in Paris, France, Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related services. Founded in 1969 by Henri Coisne, the organization grew rapidly due to the ongoing support of its family shareholders, organizing and structuring its business of electrical equipment distribution. Today, with 20.6 billion euros of revenue (31 December 2016), Sonepar is represented by 239 entities operating in 44 countries on five continents. It is at the heart of a €251 billion global market which, due to the growing number of applications for electrical equipment, fast-changing product technologies, and the need for new services, has considerable further potential. For more information, visit  Sonepar.com.

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Our Mission
The Sonepar Group’s mission statement confirms our dedication to the
business and exemplifies our commitment to our customers and suppliers.
Who We Are

Sonepar is an independent, family-owned group focused on B-to-B distribution. We thrive on our unique balance of local empowerment and global reach.

What We Do

Our job is to make our customers’ lives easier, so we dedicate ourselves to understanding and satisfying their needs. While our core business is in the electrical market, we serve customers through multiple channels of distribution, with an expanding range of products, services and solutions.

What We Believe

We drive our long-term, profitable and sustainable growth by:

  • Striving for lasting loyalty from our Customers
  • Securing the engagement of our skilled and passionate Associates
  • Building strong partnerships with our preferred Suppliers
  • Aligning ourselves with the vision and commitment of our Stakeholders
What We Want

To become La Référence for all our stakeholders.

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Our Values
Our values define what we stand for and the leadership behaviors we want to encourage in each other. These values work together and permeate throughout the everyday lives of our associates to improve our partnerships with our suppliers and customers.
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Passion

Our passion drives an enthusiasm about our products and services, while strengthening our engagement and commitment to our jobs. We strive to continuously innovate and make improvements whenever necessary.

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Respect

Respect is the basis of all our relationships. We understand the importance of respect as an attitude, where you listen and learn, and as a behavior, where you show respect to win respect.

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People

We believe that people are the key to our business growth. They lay at the heart of our business, as they reach both the customer and supplier. We train, motivate and support our co-workers, and we make them proud to represent Sonepar and its businesses.

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Customer

The customers are the focus of our attention, as we work to identify their needs and organize ourselves to provide them with the utmost satisfaction. We provide strong customer engagement through our advanced technical support, and this customer-service quality offers an added value to our suppliers.

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Profit

Profit is what keeps us free and independent, and it serves as a guarantee for the future to both our suppliers and customers. Our profit reflects the results of our hard work and efforts, while allowing us to continuously develop and invest.

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Synergy

Synergy allows us to work as a team throughout all aspects of the organization. We rely on each other to learn, create solutions, make a profit, and promote contacts. Through sharing our ideas and experiences, we increase our efficiency.

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Future

When focusing on the future, we must seize every opportunity to ensure that our organization thrives and survives. We always keep in mind the ongoing goals of Sonepar — profitable growth and lasting development.

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La Référence

La Référence means being acknowledged by customers, respected by suppliers, and imitated by competitors. This notion serves as both a challenge and an incentive for all of us to reach our full potential. With our progress and motivation, we work to be a quality leader in our industry.

Leadership Team
Meet Sonepar USA's executive leadership team.
Halsey Cook
Halsey CookPresident
"Our national coverage, paired with our dedicated local teams, allows us to deliver outstanding service. Our industry-leading professionals are supported by world class suppliers, delivering value to the customers we serve every day."
Andy Waring
Andy WaringChief Financial Officer
"We have continued to expand our company through a combination of strategic acquisitions and organic growth. We are committed to developing our services and our associates to provide our customers with best in class solutions and products."
Executives
  • Mike SmithCIO & Vice President, Operations
  • John HardyExecutive Vice President, Business Development
  • Bob KalkowskiVice President, Vendor Relations
  • Scott SchuenkeVice President, Strategic Marketing
  • Mark LinderVice President, Digital
  • Janine McManusSenior Vice President, Human Resources
  • Sean LeahyPresident, Key Accounts
  • Peter BruhnUSA Legal Counsel
  • Jon Mitchell Regional President – West
  • Rob TaylorRegional President – Central
  • Lisa MitchellRegional President – Vallen
  • Don BlockRegional President – East
  • Our Corporate Responsibility
    Sonepar USA is committed to operating in a socially responsible and sustainable manner. We greatly value our corporate responsibility to our customers, our associates and the communities we serve.
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    Energy & Sustainability Weeks

    Providing sustainable solutions to our customers

    For the past five years, we have followed the Sonepar Group’s Energy & Sustainability Weeks initiative that emphasizes the organization’s commitment to marketing and selling sustainable products and services. Each Sonepar USA business designs its own energy savings activities, ranging from customer conferences and seminars to sustainable product promotions. Visit a branch location in your area to find out more about each businesses’ energy saving solutions.

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    Safety Awareness

    Implementing a safety culture as our shared passion

    Our associates are our most important resource, and we are committed to making sure they leave work in the same condition they arrived in. Implementing a safety culture around this notion isn't just an option for us, it's our responsibility. Sonepar USA's safety awareness campaign — Safety, Our Shared Passion — exemplifies our associates' commitment and passion for maintaining a safe workplace.

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    Sonepar USA Cares

    Giving back to the communities we serve

    At Sonepar USA, giving back to the community is embedded within our company values. We believe in taking a hands-on approach to fundraising and community service by encouraging our associates to actively participate in our charity efforts in addition to fundraising. The Sonepar USA Cares Foundation is proud to have worked with a variety of national charitable organizations over the years, including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Autism Speaks, Toys for Tots, and many others.