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Luis Valls Named Divisional President

Turtle & Hughes, Inc. announced today that its Board of Directors has selected Luis Valls, a 16-year veteran of the company, as President of its Electrical Distribution Division. Rick Reffler, who has been President since 2013, will transition to Executive Vice President of Sales.
 

On making the announcement, Jayne Millard, Chairman and CEO said, “My family and I are deeply appreciative of everything that Rick has accomplished and we are very excited about Luis having the opportunity to put in place his bold vision for the future. Luis has proven himself to be an outstanding sales and technology leader and the ideal person to build upon the substantial progress made under Rick’s stewardship.”
 

“We are fortunate to have incredible depth and breadth of talent across the Turtle & Hughes executive leadership team. In the 10 years that Luis has served as Vice President and National Manager of the Company’s Power Distribution & Automation Solutions Group, he has built one of the strongest and most innovative teams of engineers nationwide,” Millard continued.
 

During his tenure, Turtle & Hughes has become a recognized leader in power distribution and lighting by developing a unique, strategic sales model focusing on technical expertise, customer service, complete equipment packages, value engineering, dedicated project management, and installation support. This has earned Valls and his team complex projects including the World Trade Center Tower #1, World Trade Center Transportation Hub, Second Avenue Subway, LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment and Hudson Yards.
 

Valls was born in Camaguey, Cuba, and raised in the Canary Islands and Panama. He first came to New Jersey to attend Fairleigh Dickenson University, where he earned a degree in industrial engineering. After graduating, he accepted a position at Siemens and later held posts at General Electric and Compton Instruments.
 

About Turtle & Hughes
Turtle & Hughes, established in 1923, is an electrical and industrial distribution company serving the industrial, construction, commercial, electrical contracting, export and utility markets. It is family- and employee-owned and ranks among the nation’s top 20 electrical distribution companies. It is headquartered in Linden, NJ, with branch offices in: Linden, Bridgewater, Plainfield, Pleasantville and Whippany, NJ; Commack, Manhattan, and Newburgh, NY; Houston and Port Lavaca, TX; New Haven, CT; Levittown, PA; Huntington Beach and Ontario, CA; Randolph, MA; and Geismar, LA. Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS), a division of Turtle & Hughes, services Fortune 100 companies in the growing integrated supply market.  It is headquartered in Hamden, CT, and operates nationwide, and in Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico. It has been widely recognized as one of the industry leaders in providing world-class integrated supply programs.
 

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