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Sonepar Appoints Reina Ohol to Senior Vice President of Human Resources for North America


Gillian Gurney named as Ohol’s successor in Canada.

May 3, Brampton, ON – Sonepar is proud to announced Reina Ohol has been promoted from Sonepar Canada’s Vice President of Human Resources to Sonepar North America’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

“Reina is recognized for her commitment to fostering a culture that develops high performing teams,” said Rob Taylor, President of Sonepar North America. “She’s done a great job positioning the HR team as a strategic business partner, advancing data driven decision making, developing upskilling and reskilling as well as young talent development programs. I am excited to see the expertise she will bring to help North America navigate the business challenges we face, while providing leadership on the many great initiatives our exceptional Human Resources team are currently working on.”

With over 20 years of HR experience, having worked for public global conglomerates as well as privately held organizations in Australia, India, and Canada, Reina’s experience spans the hospitality, steel trading, healthcare, and food industries. Reina graduated from Griffith University in Australia with a bachelor’s in business and a master’s in business administration. Since joining Sonepar Canada in January 2019, Reina has been building and driving the HR strategy in Canada.

Gillian Gurney has been named Ohol’s successor as Vice President of Human Resources, Sonepar Canada. Gillian is a seasoned HR leader having worked for Canadian Tire, CGI, Sofina Foods Inc and most recently Wild Fork Canada. She graduated from York University with her Bachelor of Arts, Honours and her Master of Human Resource Management.


About Sonepar

Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions, and related services. Through a dense network of 80 brands spanning 40 countries, the Group has an ambitious transformation agenda to become the first global B-to-B electrical distributor to provide a fully digitalized and synchronized omnichannel experience to all customers. Drawing on the skill and passion of its 44,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of $33.1 billion in 2022.* For more information, visit

Sonepar entered Canada in 1984 and has continued to grow due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Today, Sonepar serves the market through a network of companies with over 90 locations nationwide. For more information, visit