Corporate Leadership Team|Turtle & Hughes

LEADERSHIP

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 CO-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 95 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. She has also served as a judge for the prestigious EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® National program.


KATHLEEN SHANAHAN, CO-CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

COLLABORATION IS KEY

"With the right team and a collective focus on integrity and company growth, you can successfully tackle a lot of challenges."

Kathleen Shanahan knows that success is the result of a strong team that works hard and respects each other as well as their customers. Her dynamic, growth-oriented vision for the business guides her decision making process. Kathleen draws on her high energy and wealth of leadership experience in the both the political and corporate arenas to roll up her sleeves and work hand-in-hand with her colleagues in strategically growing our customer base and enhancing brand recognition.


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. Luis 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.


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. Chris joined the leadership team in 2015 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.


AJAY KAMBLE, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER

CONNECT WITH EVERY CUSTOMER

“Personalizing the digital experience is essential to developing long lasting relationships with our customers where all interactions focus on trust, transparency and security."

Kamble integrates the human perspective into a digital transformation, simplifying complex problems and creating seamless designs that improve the customer experience and strengthen the overall business. His vision to leverage technology as a growth enabler comes from over 20 years of experience in using data driven decisions to create a competitive advantage. With considerable experience in manufacturing, supply chain and design, he is focused on driving Turtle’s digital ecosystem to build partnerships across the supply chain and provide the best experience for our customers.


MICHAEL MATEJEK, GENERAL COUNSEL

DO THE RIGHT THING

“The most successful and enduring relationships are founded on unwavering ethical standards, consistently doing what is right, and keeping your word."

Michael Matejek believes a strong set of ethical principles serves as the cornerstone of a company’s success. He is committed to ensuring all of our business relationships are built upon a solid foundation of honest work, delivering on promises and above all, respect. He brings considerable experience in finance, real estate and corporate transactions both in private practice and the automotive industry to his working with our trusted partners in developing the most mutually beneficial relationships.


RICK MCQUATTERS, GENERAL MANAGER, TURTLE & HUGHES INTEGRATED SUPPLY (THIS)

BE THE EXPERTS

“Our customers retain us because we are the experts in Integrated Supply. It is our responsibility to provide them the leadership and know-how to achieve the goals they are pursuing.”

Rick McQuatters is the longest tenured employee at THIS who rose to the post of General Manager after serving a critical role in sales and business development. He has worked with all types of customers and colleagues, gathering a vast base of experience and knowledge to draw on when providing day-to-day support for the field and customers. Rick strives to lead with a team-driven approach, centered on training, teamwork, cooperation and communication. He knows that customers look to THIS for the unmatched expertise it offers and is a firm believer that being better than the rest is not enough; ultimate success depends upon being the absolute best.


OUR RANKINGS

#16

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

#1

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

#15

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

#24

#24 on MDM’s Top 40 Industrial Distributors list

A CENTURY OF LEADERS


  • M. BERRY TURTLE

  • BILL HUGHES

  • ETHEL MACNAMARA TURTLE

  • JOHN BERRY TURTLE

  • SUZANNE TURTLE MILLARD

  • FRANK W. MILLARD

  • JACK G. SINAGRA


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    SUCCESS STORY

    OLD MACHINE, NEW SAVINGS

    Our customer needed to replace a machine that was critical to the production of contact lenses. Turtle & Hughes Integrated Supply (THIS) was able to identify and supply an older machine that could be reconditioned, yet still meet the industry’s strict criteria, saving our customer the $53,000 that would have been necessary to replace the original machine.

  • INDUSTRIAL

    SUCCESS STORY

    SEAL OF APPROVAL

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  • LIGHTING APPLICATIONS

    SUCCESS STORY

    SHEDDING LIGHT ON CANCER RESEARCH

    When a new 21-story research center was being constructed in New York City, Turtle & Hughes Lighting department put together one of its most complex packages ever. This included custom-designed lab bench lighting fixtures that work in conjunction with a daylight harvesting system and a shade control system. The system prevents light pollution at night, creating a controlled environment to conduct research so scientists could achieve a better understanding of the disease and how to manage it.