Mr. Martin served on the board of directors of HNI Corporation, an office furniture business, from August 2000 through May 2016. He served as the chair of HNI's compensation and human resources committee and as a member of HNI's audit and governance committees.
Mr. Martin holds bachelor and honorary doctorate degrees from the University of New Haven.
"We are extremely pleased to have an individual as well qualified as Dennis on our board," said Charles K. Crovitz, chairman of Essendant's board of directors. "His extensive experience as a CEO and board member of public companies in similar industries, as well as his deep expertise in simplification strategies, make Dennis a strong addition to our board."
Essendant Inc. is a leading supplier of workplace essentials, with 2015 net sales of $5.4 billion. The company stocks a broad assortment of over 180,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture, industrial supplies, and automotive aftermarket tools. The Company's network of 71 distribution centers enables the Company to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S. For more information, visit www.essendant.com.
Essendant's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol ESND.
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