WinWholesale Appoints Company Veterans to Management Positions

DAYTON, Ohio, April 7, 2008 - WinWholesale, one of the nation's largest distributors, has appointed two company veterans to oversee operations for the Win Group of Companies in parts of the West and Southern areas of the U.S.

Jim Kennaugh was named an area leader in WinWholesale's Western region, and Rob McCullough was named region manager for Noland Company's Southern and Southeast regions. Noland is a wholly owned subsidiary of WinWholesale.

"We're very fortunate to have people of Jim and Rob's caliber and experience in the Win Group to take leadership positions," said Rick Schwartz, WinWholesale president and CEO. "They're the type of leaders we need to help us provide our customers a competitive advantage.  Their experience and success in wholesaling also make them ideal leaders to support our growth plans in these regions."

Kennaugh is responsible for overseeing the growth and operation of 35 companies representing brands such as Winnelson, Winlectric and Winair in the Denver metro area, northern Colorado and all of Wyoming. During his 23-year wholesaling career, Kennaugh was president of Aurora Winnelson, a Colorado plumbing supply and equipment company, and has held other WinWholesale management positions.

McCullough oversees growth and operations in five states that include 47 of Noland's 105 branches. The states are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. McCullough joined Noland in 1986. He has held numerous positions at several Noland branches over the years, including inside and outside salesperson, operations and branch manager. He became the Atlanta branch manager in 2002.

There are more than 570 WinWholesale locations in 44 states, including the Noland Company branches.

About WinWholesale Inc.

WinWholesale Inc. ( is a leading supplier of domestic and industrial supplies and materials headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. The privately-held company consists of 467 wholesaling corporations in which WinWholesale is an equity partner, and also Noland Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary.

Noland is a wholesaler headquartered in Newport News, Va. with 105 branches. 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.