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Meet Philippe Legris, new FACCC President

We are pleased to present our new President, Philippe Legris, CEO of Descours & Cabaud in North America. Descours & Cabaud is a French family owned company,  in business for more than 235 years; since 1782. Descours & Cabaud is one of the global leaders in B2B distribution for the Construction and Manufacturing sectors. 

Descours & Cabaud has been in North Carolina, USA since 1979, with the acquisition of Dillon Supply, a company, based in Raleigh, NC.

Philippe joined D&C in 2014 with a mission to develop the Group outside France, and a focus on the USA and Canada. He has successfully closed on several acquisitions.   Nowadays, D&C North America has more than 65 points of sale and 1200 employees in the USA and Canada - D&C North America's Head quarters are in Raleigh, NC. Philippe has been based in Raleigh since 2018. 

Before Joining D&C Philippe worked for : United Technologies Corp. a large US corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut. He served as Senior Executive in different business units with global responsibilities. He was based in France, UK, Germany, Italy and Norway. 

Philippe is passionate about meeting and working with people from all over the globe. During his career, he has had the opportunity to work with multicultural teams from the five continents. This global experience has helped him develop strong adaptation skills and a global leadership style.

Besides work, Philippe shares his time between his family and outdoor sports. He likes Motorsports, Sailing, Mountain biking and of course, traveling. 

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