Wolseley CEO Chip Hornsby sat down with MDM recently to talk about the distributor's market moves, its localized strategy, the current housing market and the importance of leadership training. Hornsby also addressed the $25-billion global distributor's potential expansion into new but complementary sectors, which should slow while the company digests the acquisitions it has made in the past 18 months.
Wolseley is the parent company of Stock Building Supply and HVAC/plumbing distributor Ferguson in the U.S. The second part of this interview, focused on Wolseley's European ambitions, will be in the March 10 issue of MDM.
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