As Executive Vice President and General Manager for Electrical and Electronic Solutions at WESCO, Nelson Squires leads the largest business segment of one of the world's largest distributors of electrical, industrial, MRO and communications products and services.
Nelson's hallmarks as a leader hinge on transforming multi-billion dollar businesses that thrive and are built to last. His extraordinary leadership and strong operational experience over the last 30 years has reinvigorated businesses to run leaner, be more diversified and achieve both top and bottom line growth. He's known for implementing change that delivers consistent growth through both strong economies and downturns.
He thrives on building great teams and working with them to develop sound strategic plans. His inclusive communications style empowers teams to execute strategies and achieve targets ahead of plan.
Prior to WESCO, Nelson spent 26 years with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. During this time, Nelson held a multitude of roles ranging from Director of Investor Relations to VP and General Manager.
Nelson currently serves on the board of Electro-Federation Canada. He previously served as a Board Member for the National Association of Manufacturers and the Compressed Gases Association. He regularly speaks at conferences and presents at corporate Investor Days.
A former U.S. Army officer, Nelson has been awarded an Army Commendation Medal and two Army Achievement Medals for his excellence in leadership and performance.
March 3rd, 2021 | Season 1 | 36 mins 5 secs
business, careers, development, leadership, professional
Nelson Squires is our guest on Dream Big with Big Dreamers. Nelson started his career in the army and then spent 26 years with Air Products and Chemicals. In his 50's, he started over at WESCO where he is Executive Vice President and General Manager for Electrical and Electronic Solutions.