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Harting appoints sales director for Canada


The HARTING Technology Group, family owned and based in Germany, has appointed veteran sales executive Claude Langlois as sales director for Canada, heading up its expanding sales and customer engagement for the Canadian market.

Langlois will be based at Harting Canada headquarters in suburban St-Laurent, QC. He brings more than 12 years experience in executive and other senior sales positions in the electronics and industrial sectors to HARTING along with considerable knowledge in developing OEM direct sales and tiered channel strategies with customers and distributors.

Educated in Quebec, Langlois began his career 28 years ago as a sales engineer. He joins Ontario-based sales manager Randolph Froude, who also covers Western Canada for Harting, and a bilingual telephone sales desk in supporting the Canadian customer base.

“Claude is a perfect fit for Harting and our growth strategy for Canada,” says Jon DeSouza, president and CEO of HARTING North America and HARTING Canada. “Since we opened Harting Canada in 2011, our sales growth has exceeded expectations and the prospects for further, strong growth are excellent. Our intention is to keep increasing our staff presence over time. Our customers really appreciate being able to interact with us directly, allowing us to identify the best solution for their needs.”