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RBC Bearings Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

Bearings manufacturer RBC Bearings names Robert M. Sullivan vice president and CFO, and John J. Feeney vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Home Depot

The Home Depot Appoints President and COO

Home improvement retailer names Ted Decker to president and COO, and also makes four other executive appointments.

Atlas Copco

Atlas Copco Appoints CFO

Swedish manufacturer Atlas Copco has named Peter Kinnart as senior vice president, CFO, and member of the company’s group management, effective July 2021.

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ISA Launches Women in Industry Virtual Summit

ISA has launched registration for its next virtual event for 2020, the inaugural Women in Industry Virtual Summit, October 21-22, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST.


Ferguson Appoints Bill Brundage as Group CFO

Ferguson PLC on Tuesday announced the appointment of Bill Brundage as CFO and an executive director, effective November 1.


Alliance Distribution Partners Names New Vice President of Sales

Industrial and safety master distributor Alliance Distribution Partners, Gallatin, Tennessee, on Monday announced that Adam Crews has joined the company as vice president of sales.

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Download this Issue as a PDF: September 25 2020

This issue of MDM Premium features our annual Market Leaders listings of the top distributors in the U.S. See the rankings in key categories, and learn how several of the ranked companies put themselves in a strong market position in 2019 that has fared them well throughout the disruption of 2020.


Veritiv Names Salvatore Abbate CEO

Other C-suite moves at Veritiv include the retirement of Mary A. Laschinger, current chairman and CEO, and the appointment of Stephen E. Macadam as chairman of the board.

United Rentals

United Rentals Announces Departure of Chief Commercial Officer

Paul McDonnell will step down from United Rentals; his duties will be handled by COO Dale Asplund.