John Simmons

Chief Operating Officer,
Noland Company

John W. Simmons, Chief Operating Officer, Noland Company


John Simmons is chief operating officer for Noland Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Winsupply Inc. headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. As chief operating officer, Simmons is responsible sales, operations and profitability for Noland. Noland has 60 wholesaling locations mainly in the Southeast.

Winsupply owns a majority equity stake in 580 local companies across the United States. Collectively, Winsupply is known as The Winsupply Family of Companies and includes Win-branded locations, Noland Company, Carr Supply, Security Plumbing & Heating, and Wyatt Irrigation. The companies conduct business-to-business wholesale distribution of supplies and materials in plumbing and heating; hydronics; pipe, valves and fittings; HVAC and refrigeration; electrical; fastening hardware; waterworks and utility; pumps; turf irrigation and landscape; and fire system fabrication.

Simmons joined Noland Company in 1986. He has held positions that included manager, internal audit and corporate security, Chesapeake, Va., complex manager, and Mid-Atlantic regional manager. In June 2009, he was appointed Mid-Atlantic area leader for Winsupply where he oversaw sales and operations for 73 local Win companies. He became Noland’s chief operating officer in September 2010.

A graduate of the University of Delaware, Simmons received a BSBA in marketing. He obtained secondary school teaching certifications in business and history from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University) in Glassboro, N.J.

Simmons is currently president of the Southern Wholesalers Association, a regional organization affiliated with the American Supply Association. He also serves on the Southern Wholesalers Association board of directors.