IEWC Announces Changes to C-Level Organization Structure

August 28, 2013

IEWC has restructured its C-Level activities by repositioning several areas of functional responsibility. These structural changes are intended to position the organization for more dynamic, profitable growth in all areas of its business. Order Fulfillment Excellence is a pre-requisite to long-run sustainability within the distribution arena and these changes are being made to ensure that the customer's primary interests are being addressed at all points of contact. With a heightened focus on establishing a leadership platform for the future, IEWC continues to place strong, effective employees in key roles to coach and mentor IEWC's directors within the supply chain. There is a need to be more responsive to local market requirements and this decentralized approach will yield more autonomy for IEWC's Divisional Presidents. IEWC continues to expand its business through a combination of organic growth initiatives as well as acquisitive growth initiatives. These changes will also ensure that the organization is well positioned for its next phase of development.

Claire Simard-Graham has transitioned from Director of Customer Service to Chief Supply Chain Officer. In this position, Claire will lead six different functional activities including Sourcing, Inventory Planning, Logistics, Quality, Distribution Operations and Customer Service. Claire will work collegially with IEWC's C-Level leaders and Divisional Presidents around the world to ensure IEWC's supply chain has an integrated focus on satisfying customer needs. Claire will report to David Nestingen, President and CEO of IEWC Corp and be based out of the Milwaukee head office location.

James (Jim) Wojan has transitioned from Vice President of International Business Development to Chief Operating Officer. In this position, Jim will champion the business leadership responsibilities of IEWC's four international divisions – Canada, Caribbean & Latin America (CALA), Europe-Middle East & Africa (EMEA), and Asia-Pacific (APAC). In this capacity, reporting to Jim will be Eric Paszat, Ricardo Garcia, Cory McFarlane and Feng Ma. Jim has a very sound knowledge of the wire and cable industry and has forged strong working partnerships both upstream with suppliers and downstream with customers. Jim will report to David Nestingen, President & CEO of IEWC Corp and work from his home office in Cleveland, OH.

Jeff Siemers, in addition to his current responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer, will also lead the activities of Continuous Improvement and Information Technology. Jeff will continue to report to David Nestingen, President and CEO of IEWC Corp and will be based out of the Milwaukee head office location.

IEWC's strategic mission is to establish balanced partnerships that create sustainable value for its primary stakeholders that include customers, suppliers, employees and local communities. For further information about these changes in responsibility, please contact David Nestingen, President & CEO at 800-344-2323.

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