John J. Engel was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Wesco International in May 2011, and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2009. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Engel served as Wesco’s Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to September 2009. Before joining Wesco, Mr. Engel served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Gateway, Inc.; Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of PerkinElmer, Inc.; and Vice President and General Manager of AlliedSignal. He also held various engineering, manufacturing, and general management positions at General Electric Company.
Mr. Engel serves as a Director of United States Steel Corporation. He is also a member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of both the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Allegheny Conference. He is the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). Mr. Engel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Rochester.