Winsupply Inc. (Dayton, OH): Roland Gordon has been named CEO effective Jan. 31. He retains his title as president of Winsupply. Jack Johnston is stepping down from the executive leadership role after leading the company through successive years of record growth. Johnston remains a member of the Winsupply board of directors. Gordon, who was named president in 2016, has served in leadership roles at Winsupply for 18 years. Johnston joined Winsupply in 1977 as an accountant with Winsupply’s Group Services unit, which provides complete shared business services for Winsupply local companies. Back then the corporation was an $84 million company. Today, Winsupply has $2.7 billion in total revenue, and its Electrical business unit is ranked #33 on Electrical Wholesaling’s 2016 Top 200. Johnston also served as WGS treasurer and company CFO, and was promoted to president in July 2011 and CEO in 2015.
Gordon joined Winsupply in 1999 as a manager with Winsupply Group Services (WGS) in Reno, NV. From Reno, Gordon took a position as the risk manager with WGS in Dayton. Following Winsupply’s acquisition of Noland Company in 2005, Gordon was appointed its CFO and liaison to the subsidiary. He was named CFO of Winsupply in August 2011 and promoted to president of Winsupply in Jan. 2016.