DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 6, 2008 - WinWholesale Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors, has appointed three company veterans to fill leadership positions in its Eastern, Central and Western Regions.
Ron Bohannon, a former Western Region area leader in Plano, Texas, was appointed vice president of the Eastern Region to oversee sales and operations in 18 states. Bohannon has been with WinWholesale since 1991 when he joined Paducah Winnelson in Kentucky.
In the Central Region, Kent Best was named an area leader for WinWholesale local companies in Kansas, Wisconsin and parts of Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. Area leaders oversee operations for part of a region's territory. Best joined WinWholesale in 1973 at N.O. Nelson in Council Bluff, Iowa, and was president of Grandview Winnelson in Missouri before becoming area leader.
Steve Coen was named an area leader in the Western Region for companies in New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. Before his appointment, Coen was president of Stillwater Winnelson in Oklahoma. He's been with WinWholesale since its acquisition in 2000 of Central Plumbing Supply in Oklahoma City where he was general manager and part owner.
"Ron, Kent and Steve are successful businessmen who have owned their own Win companies and understand what it takes to succeed in wholesaling. We're very pleased they will use their business and leadership skills helping WinWholesale continue to provide customers with our special brand of service and grow the organization," said Monte Salsman, WinWholesale chief operating officer.
WinWholesale has more than 470 local Win companies and more than 100 Noland Company locations in 44 states operating under the Winnelson, Winair, Windustrial, Winlectric, Wintronic, Winsupply, Winwater and Noland Company names.
About WinWholesale Inc.
WinWholesale Inc. (www.winwholesale.com) is a leading supplier of domestic and industrial supplies and materials headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The privately-held company consists of more than 470 wholesaling corporations in which WinWholesale is an equity partner, and also Noland Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary. Noland has more than 70 locations.
Collectively, WinWholesale is referred to as "The Win Group of Companies." In the group are companies conducting business-to-business wholesale distribution of plumbing and heating supplies; industrial pipes, valves and fittings; heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment; electrical equipment; electronics; industrial and commercial fastening hardware; waterworks and utility supplies; and domestic, commercial and industrial pumps.