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Robert Courcy has joined Turtle & Hughes electrical and industrial distributors as vice president of the company’s Gulf region. Courcy will manage the company offices in Houston and Port Lavaca, Texas and Geismar, Louisiana.
"Experience is a critical asset right now and the foundation for success. Bob has accumulated 40 years of experience in the industrial, commercial and global oil and gas industry, and brings a wealth of knowledge to this position," explained Jayne Millard, executive chairman of the board of Turtle & Hughes. "Bob has proven himself to be one of the industry's top talents," added Kathleen Shanahan, CEO of Turtle & Hughes. "He has the skills and perspective to make an impact on our customers and grow our business across the Gulf Region."
Turtle & Hughes has been operating in the Gulf region for over 40 years servicing some of the world's largest oil and gas companies, petrochemical plants and EPCs, while expanding into healthcare, residential single/multi-family construction, and transportation. From an 85,000-square-foot regional distribution center and active counter for the contractor market, it offers specialty electrical products and a diversified portfolio of solutions for its customers. One of the many keys to the company's success in the Gulf is the ongoing collaboration and support the branches receive from the corporate office, including strategic vendor relationships complimented at the local level.
Prior to joining Turtle, Courcy spent 30 years in various roles at Eaton Corporation, a multi-national power management company. Most recently, he served as vice president of sales of oil and gas solutions for Eaton Corporate, where he led the sales and strategic account effort in the global oil and gas market with revenues exceeding $1.5B annually.
His previous roles at Eaton included director of drilling and marine, (Eaton's Crouse-Hinds Business), director of oil and gas upstream markets (Cooper Corporate), and OEM and district sales manager (Cooper Crouse-Hinds). Much earlier, before leaving for several years, he was product line manager of control and apparatus (Cooper Crouse-Hinds). Over the course of his career, Courcy also held positions at Hubbell Electrical Products, Burndy, Rexel, and Thomas & Betts.
Courcy attended Syracuse University. He is a former member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and is a frequent participant in its Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee (PCIC) annual global events.