DAYTON, Ohio, March 15, 2007 - WinWholesale Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors, has appointed Steve Hangen chief information officer. He will be responsible for determining, managing and growing future technology needs and capabilities to serve the Win Group of Companies and its 556 nationwide locations.
In addition, the company announced that Jeff Dana has been appointed chief technology officer. Dana has been with WinWholesale since 1986 and will focus his expertise and industry knowledge on enhancing internal systems and tools.
"Steve is a seasoned professional with vast experience in IT management. I'm very pleased he's joined WinWholesale," Rick Schwartz, WinWholesale president and CEO, said. "The combination of Steve and Jeff gives us great strength to scale support services to meet the needs of our locations and customers as we grow the organization."
Hangen joined WinWholesale from Reynolds and Reynolds where he was vice president and CIO. He began his career with NCR in 1977.
A graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, Hangen serves on the Greater Dayton IT Alliance Board of Trustees and he chairs the Dayton Area CIO Counsel.
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 447 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 109 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.