Interview with Nelson Squires: From Leading Battalions to Business Leader, Learning Never Ends


March 3rd, 2021

36 mins 5 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

Nelson started his career in the Army on an accelerated path. After the army and having been awarded an Army Commendation Medal and two Army Achievement Medals for his excellence in leadership and performance, 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.

Starting over in his 50's, Nelson went to WESCO where as Executive Vice President and General Manager for Electrical and Electronic Solutions, Nelson Squires leads the largest business segment of one of the world's largest distributors of electrical, industrial, MRO, and communications products and services.

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.

During our conversation, Nelson speaks of how the skills you have acquired over your life and career can be transferred and translated to new industries and new opportunities. Learning never ends.