“Security Has Been Heightened for All Entities Moving to the Cloud” | Previewing CAPRE’s Texas & Seattle Data Center Summits with WESCO’s Lee Osterman

PITTSBURGH, PA -- WESCO is a Fortune 500 global leader of electrical, industrial, and communications MRO and OEM products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services. With a strong portfolio of businesses and a high-performance continuous improvement culture, WESCO’s value proposition is founded on developing solutions to satisfy the complex challenges our customers face every day. Lee Osterman, the Vice-President for Commercial, Institutional, and Government at WESCO International, spoke with CAPRE recently between three of CAPRE's Data Center Summits to give our readers a low down on the latest at WESCO as well as why they are attending CAPRE's Mid-Atlantic, Texas, and Seattle Summits. CAPRE: Thanks for chatting with us today Lee. Tell our readers a little about WESCO and its history. Osterman: WESCO is an almost 100-year old company spun out of Westinghouse Electric in 1994. We went public in 1999, so we’re going on our 20th year of being publicly traded. We were built as an electrical distributor, primarily and over the course of the last 20 years, through a series of acquisitions and organic growth, we distribute virtually all solutions of physical infrastructure products including Electrical, Datacom, Security, Automation, Safety and MRO, Audio Visual, and Lighting, etc. Basically, the entire gambit of infrastructure products that go into commercial buildings, on campuses, on military bases, at hospitals, etc. My responsibility is to manage the business development and sales strategy of the customer segment we call…