Harald held several key positions over his 40 year career with WESCO Distribution Canada Inc. – a leading distributor of electrical construction products. Most recently, as Group Vice President and General Manager between 2005 and 2015, Harald successfully grew revenues from under $500 million to over $2 billion and managed the acquisition and integration of five different companies. Previously, as Director of Operations for Central Canada, Harald increased sales from $90 million to $200 million and improved IBT by $12.7 million, and as Regional Vice President, moved his region’s performance from last to first quartile in just three years.
Harald also served as General Manager of Tri-Ed Distribution during a break from WESCO between 2001 and 2005. During this period, Harald consolidated Tri-Ed’s US and Canadian head office functions and turned losses of $6 million into an operating profit of $7 million.
An active member of Electro-Federation Canada, Harald served seven years on the Board and five years on the executive committee, the fourth of those years as Chair.
Harald currently lives in Whitby and looks forward to working with CEOs based east of the Don Valley Parkway – including Scarborough, Markham-Stouville and the Durham Region.
CEOs who have the opportunity to work with Harald will benefit from the depth and breadth of business knowledge he has gained during his career as well as his extensive critical and creative thinking skills and his commitment to helping CEOs succeed.
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