Management Team


James Desmond
President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Desmond has been our President and Chief Operating Officer since May 20, 2011. Before that, Mr. Desmond was our Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 1, 2009, our District General Manager responsible for our Los Angeles, Los Angeles Plate, Hayward, and Phoenix operations since 2001. Prior to that Mr. Desmond was General Manager of our Charlotte facility since 1995, our Denver facility since 1993, and various other managerial responsibilities since joining the company in Los Angeles in 1981.

E. Gilbert Leon, Jr.
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Leon has been our Vice President, Chief Financial Officer since October 1, 2008. Before that, Mr. Leon was our Corporate Controller since August 2004, responsible for the accounting operations, financial reporting, and internal controls. Prior to that, Mr. Leon held various financial and accounting management positions with several distribution-related companies. Mr. Leon is a certified public accountant and began his career at KPMG.

Kenneth L. Henry
Executive Vice President

Mr. Henry has been our Executive Vice President responsible for operating our Dallas, Houston and Tulsa facilities since July 2003. Before that, Mr. Henry was our Vice President responsible for operating our Chicago and Quad Cities facilities since January 1998. Before that, Mr. Henry was EMJ's Vice President Central Region since 1995. Before that, Mr. Henry was our Vice President Southern Region since 1992, and Vice President of the Kilsby-Roberts Division of EMJ from April 1990 to 1992. Prior to that, Mr. Henry held various sales and operational positions since joining Kilsby-Roberts in 1975.

Paul Ioriatti
Vice President, Chicago region

Mr. Ioriatti was promoted to Vice President of Chicago region on 12/18/08. Before that Mr. Ioriatti was District Manager of our Chicago operations since 2003, and District Manager of Iowa operations since 2007. Prior to that Mr. Ioriatti held various sales and operational positions since joining the Kilsby-Roberts division in 1977.




 
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