ESFI Honors John J. Engel with 2014 Outstanding Service Award

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The Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) is proud to announce John J. Engel as the recipient of its 2014 Outstanding Service Award in Honor of Harold Leviton. The award was presented to Mr. Engel, who serves as Vice Chairman of the ESFI’s Board of Directors, during the ESFI Board of Directors Dinner in San Diego on November 6, 2014.
The Outstanding Service Award was formally established in 2008 as a tribute to industry innovator and ESFI founding member Harold Leviton’s enduring legacy and dedication to improving electrical safety. The award honors an individual who has gone above and beyond to expand ESFI’s interests through steadfast involvement and effective leadership.
“John Engel exemplifies all of the characteristics necessary for successful leadership, and having such a knowledgeable and highly visible advocate has played a major role in ESFI’s success,” said ESFI President Brett Brenner. “Mr. Engel’s commitment to electrical safety has been unparalleled, and we are honored to have him serve on ESFI’s Board of Directors.”
During his seven years of service on ESFI’s Board of Directors, Mr. Engel has been instrumental in guiding the organization on its path to establish itself as the premier organization addressing electrical safety in the home, school, and workplace. While serving on the Executive Committee as Vice Chairman, Mr. Engel helped ESFI to establish clear strategic goals while providing the framework that has allowed ESFI to expand its reach and influence.
Mr. Engel currently serves as the Chairman, President and CEO of WESCO International, a Fortune 500 company employing approximately 9,200 people with over $7.9 billion in annualized sales through Q3 2014. Prior to joining WESCO, Mr. Engel served in leadership capacities at Gateway, Perkin Elmer, AlliedSignal, and General Electric. Mr. Engel also serves as a director of United States Steel Corporation, is a member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers.
About ESFI: ESFI is a 501(c) (3) organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety. ESFI proudly sponsors National Electrical Safety Month each May, and engages in public education campaigns throughout the year to prevent electrical fires, injuries, and fatalities. To learn more about ESFI and electrical safety visit
About WESCO: WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded Fortune 500 company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. 2013 annual sales were approximately $7.5 billion. The company employs approximately 9,200 people, maintains relationships with over 25,000 suppliers, and serves over 75,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates nine fully automated distribution centers and approximately 475 full-service branches in North America and around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.