Posted June 30, 2022

Sonepar USA demonstrates support of military and veterans

Sonepar USA announced that Sonepar North America president, Rob Taylor, signed the Statement of Support for the Guard and National Reserve, joining thousands of employers pledging their support to Guard and Reserve members within their organizations.

Sonepar USA president Rob TaylorThe pledge emphasizes Sonepar USA’s strong commitment to provide company managers and supervisors with tools to effectively manage associates who serve in the Guard and Reserve and encourage opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists, and veterans.

In addition, Taylor signed a United States Army Reserve Proclamation, declaring Sonepar USA a proud supporter of the U.S. Army Reserve. Through this, Sonepar USA is committing to assist soldiers and families in overcoming barriers to obtain meaningful employment and supporting mission readiness goals, enhancing their financial stability, and helping to create connections with the community.

Over the past few months, Sonepar USA has put a greater focus on military relations and outreach. The company recently appointed Chris Miles to the newly created role of Military and U.S. Veteran Relations Manager. Miles is a 26-year army veteran with broad experience in recruiting from the veteran talent pipeline.

“Adding a specific resource, who is closely aligned to the military audience, is critical to our talent acquisition efforts,” said Taylor. “In addition to Chris’ appointment, and under his leadership, we have entered over 20 strategic military partnerships helping to open the door to the expansive military network. We are working to empower our veteran associates and provide opportunities for more veterans to join our organization.”