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Vallen Appoints Key Execs Following WIS Acquisition

The MRO supplies distributor has a new U.S. President, Global Integrated Supply President and Chief Business Development Officer.
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MRO supplies distributor Vallen Distribution has appointed a trio of key executives following the closing of the company’s $350 million acquisition of Wesco Integrated Supply (WIS).

The Belmont, NC-based company said the appointments represent a combined leadership structure to further enhance Vallen’s market position.

Effective immediately, the appointments include the following:

Kevin Pugh
  • Kevin Pugh is now President of Vallen U.S., while also having responsibility for Industrial field sales, inside sales, purchasing, planning, vendor managed inventory programs and the Vallen Safety Services Businesses. Pugh joined Wesco in 1998 and has held several leadership roles, most recently serving as Vice President of WIS.
  • Kyle Weber is now Vallen’s President of Global Integrated Supply, where is he responsible for accelerating Vallen’s value proposition in the market and delivering on performance metrics. Weber joined Vallen in 1996 and previously served as VP of Integrated Supply.
  • Will Luts is now Vallen’s Chief Business Development Officer, where he is responsible for identifying enterprise customers across various verticals to accelerate growth for the Industrial Distribution and Integrated Supply business units. Lutz is a 33-year veteran in the industrial distribution industry and previously served as Vallen’s EVP of Sales.

All three positions report to Vallen CEO Chuck Delph.

“Establishing a combined leadership team and structure is a key milestone as we bring these two organizations together,” Delph said in an April 11 news release. “Vallen sits in a unique position in the market as the only broadline industrial distribution business with our expansive supply chain solution offering and serving as the single largest integrator in the world. Investing in world-class talent and innovation across the enterprise is a key priority. Our combined management team is structured to benefit customers, suppliers, and associates and to take advantage of a larger organization with deliberate value-focused activities and results.”

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