From Left to Right, Top: Gil Leon, Stephen Ghoens Middle: Paul Ioriatti, Jim Desmond, Rob Roy Bottom: Ed King, Jeff Durham
President & 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.
VP & 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.
VP Eastern Region
Mr. Ghoens was promoted to Vice President Eastern Region on January 1, 2012, responsible for our Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia, Richmond, Charlotte, Greensboro, Orlando, Atlanta, Birmingham, Memphis and St. Louis operations. Before that, Mr. Ghoens was District Manager of our Philadelphia, Boston and Hartford operations since 2006, and District Manager of Philadelphia since 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Ghoens was General Sales Manager of our Philadelphia facility since 2004, General Sales Manager of Charlotte since 2001, and various sales and managerial positions since joining the company in Charlotte in 1993.
VP Midwest Region
Mr. Ioriatti was promoted to Vice President of our Midwest Region on January 1, 2009, responsible for our Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Quad Cities facilities. Before that Mr. Ioriatti was Vice President of our Chicago, Detroit and Iowa facilities since 2008, District Manager of Chicago and Detroit since 2003, General Sales Manager Chicago since 1995, General Manager of Iowa since 1992, and various sales and operational positions since joining the Kilsby-Roberts division in Chicago in 1977.
VP Southern Region
Mr. King was promoted to Vice President Southern Region on January 1, 2012, responsible for our Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Rochester, Tulsa, Dallas, Houston, Lafayette and Malaysia facilities. Before that Mr. King served as District Manager of Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Rochester NY since 2008, Cleveland and Rochester since 2006, our St. Louis facility since 1999, General Manager of Cleveland Plate since 1996 and various sales and operational positions since joining the company in Cleveland in 1987.
VP Western Region
Mr. Roy was promoted to Vice President Western Region on January 1, 2012, responsible for Seattle, Portland, Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, Hayward, Phoenix, and Denver. Before that, Mr. Roy was District Manager of our Los Angeles District responsible for our Los Angeles, Hayward and Phoenix operations since 2009, General Manager of Los Angeles since 1996, and various sales and operations positions since joining the company in Los Angeles in 1983
Mr. Durham was promoted to Vice President-Merchandising on April 1, 2014. Before that he served as District General Manager of EMJ-Dallas since January 2012. Prior to that he spent three years in Malaysia where he managed the construction and development of EMJ’s facility in Johor Bahru. Mr. Durham also held various sales and sales management positions after joining the company in Tulsa in 1985.