DEERFIELD, Ill., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ: USTR) announced today that Paul Barrett will serve as chief operating officer industrial effective immediately.
"Paul has been president of our janitorial and sanitation business, and recently president of national and strategic accounts. I have the utmost confidence in Paul's proven ability to lead growth organizations, leverage collaboration with our shared services, and build a strong culture in our industrial business," said Cody Phipps, president and chief executive officer.
Reporting to Paul, Christian Wiltrout has been appointed general manager industrial, and Mark Prox as divisional senior vice president of operations and location leader for the industrial business in Tulsa.
United Stationers Inc. is a leading supplier of business essentials, with 2013 net sales of $5.1 billion. The company stocks a broad assortment of over 140,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture, and industrial supplies. The Company's network of 65 distribution centers allows it to deliver these products to approximately 25,000 reseller customers. This network, combined with United's breadth and depth of inventory, enables the Company to ship most products overnight to more than ninety percent of the U.S. and major cities in Mexico and Canada. For more information, visit unitedstationers.com.
United Stationers' common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol USTR.
For Further Information Contact:
P. Cody Phipps
President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
SOURCE United Stationers Inc.