Leadership Team

Meet the people who provide our strategic direction and learn how they build a team that delivers incomparable customer service.

Jayne Millard, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer — Hire the Best

"The most important driver of our success has always been, and will always be, our people. What makes us different is the personal commitment that each of us brings to our customers.”

Jayne Millard has grown Turtle & Hughes on an entrepreneurial platform first inspired by her great-grandfather over 90 years ago. Jayne has moved the company forward by cultivating service innovations and adding value to customers across all components of the supply chain. At the helm since 2010, her commitment to fostering an atmosphere of employee collaboration and innovation was recognized by the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2012 Award in New Jersey. This year, the honors continued when she was chosen as a judge for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2015 National program.

Luis Valls, President, Electrical Distribution Division — Commitment to Excellence

“Our customers are our #1 priority and they deserve the very best experience when it comes to customer service and technical know-how.”

As President of the Electrical Distribution division of Turtle & Hughes, Luis Valls is a proven leader in technical sales. During his more than 16 years at Turtle & Hughes, he served, until recently, as National Manager of the Power Distribution & Automation Solutions department where he was instrumental in leading the company’s growth nationwide. Valls inspires a new generation of sales people to be innovative thinkers and skillful technicians, while recognizing that everything comes down to providing customers with a complete package of services and solutions that starts with an uncompromising commitment to excellence.

Randy Roessle, Executive Vice President — Build a Brain Trust

“Everything comes down to training. It is only through continual growth and progress that we will improve and continue to help our customers succeed.”

Randy Roessle holds a diverse industry knowledge base and has evolved into a champion for developing technical expertise as the requisite to uncovering the best solutions for our customers’ needs. His 30 years of industry experience centers on Industrial Control & Automation, so he recognizes the critical need for on-going product training and the benefits of solutions selling. As executive sponsor of Turtle & Hughes’ recent ERP implementation, Randy has secured his success through his devotion to life long learning.

Kevin Doyle, Chief Operating Officer — Take Action to Create Opportunity

“Action creates opportunity. We don’t wait for the few extraordinary opportunities that might come our way; we actively pursue the common occasions and make them great for our customers.”

Kevin Doyle knows the rewards of taking smart risks and has used his financial and operational acumen to help catapult Turtle & Hughes into one of the country’s top independent electrical and industrial distributors. As Chief Operating Officer, Kevin takes a role in employee administration, negotiating, risk management and profit maximization. During his long career at Turtle & Hughes, he has seized many opportunities to standardize operational procedures and improve the total customer experience.

Chris Rausch, Chief Financial Officer — Back it up with Financial Strength

“What matters to our customers is our strong financial balance sheet. We have the tolerance and flexibility to consider and manage risks that others can’t.”

Maintaining our strong financial muscle is the job of Chris Rausch, Chief Financial Officer and one of the newest members of the Turtle & Hughes Leadership team. Chris took the reins after many years of growth and expansion and, in a very short time, has built on that legacy by creating the financial systems and processes necessary to launch the company into the international market. With over 20 years of experience, his prudent management, keen financial sense and steady discipline, will assure customers that we will continue to operate from a position of strength.

Trevor Barnett, Treasurer — Do Good Business

“Nothing is more important than integrity, honesty and accountability. It’s how we build customer loyalty for the long-term.”

Few in our long company history have been more central to the Leadership team than Trevor Barnett. For over 35 years, he has instilled many qualities into the company culture, but the most important has been the mutual respect and trust he builds with employees, customers and vendors. For most of his career, Trevor was Chief Financial Officer. Today, he oversees the company’s ESOP and 401 (k) plan, both of which have grown in participation and value under his watchful eye.

Our Rankings

#16 on Electrical Wholesaling Magazine’s list of the largest U.S. electrical distribution companies

#1 on Crain’s list of Women-Owned Businesses in the New York area

#15 on Modern Distribution Management’s (MDM) Top Electrical Distributors list

#24 on MDM’s Top 40 Industrial Distributors list

A Century of Leaders


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