Weidmuller Canada appoints new leadership
The Weidmüller Group has recently appointed Javi Richmond to the position of managing director of Weidmuller Canada. Richmond replaces Terry Hodgson, who has been promoted to executive vice-president of Weidmuller Inc, North America.
In his new post, Richmond reports directly to Hodgson and has primary responsibility for leading the Canada organization in the areas of sales, marketing, finance, human resources and operations.
Richmond brings extensive and demonstrated experience in the electrical and electronics manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Weidmuller, he was employed by E.B. Horsman & Son, most recently in the position of VP sales. During his tenure with E.B. Horsman & Son, Richmond also served as regional manager, with responsibility for strategic growth and supply planning. Richmond began his career in the electrical and electronics manufacturing industry with Weidmuller Canada. He first served as marketing coordinator and moved up to sales and management positions in British Columbia and was later promoted to eastern regional sales manager in Ontario.
“I’m excited to return to Weidmuller at this time, and to be a part of the company’s continued growth and expansion in the Americas,” he says.
Richmond earned a bachelor’s degree from York University in Toronto, and a Master of Business Administration from Royal Roads University in Vancouver. He served as Board Chairman of the BC Electrical Association from 2017 – 2018.
Hodgson elevated to prez of Weidmuller North America
Terry Hodgson was promoted to the position of president of Weidmuller Inc., USA and executive vice-president of Weidmuller North America, which includes operations in the US, Canada and Mexico. Hodgson reports directly to José Carlos Álvarez Tobar, Weidmüller executive board member and chief marketing and sales officer.
As executive VP of Weidmuller North America, Hodgson has full responsibility of Weidmuller operations in the US, Canada and Mexico. His primary focus is the Weidmuller USA market and organizational areas of sales, marketing, engineering, manufacturing, P&L and operations and supporting Managing Directors Stefan Schreiber in Mexico and Javi Richmond in Canada.