WinWholesale Inc. has appointed Jack W. Johnston, its chief financial officer, as president of the company effective July 11 succeeding Richard W. Schwartz who will remain CEO and chairman of the board.
Schwartz said Johnston will oversee and lead daily management of wholesaling operations and corporate functions, which will allow him to focus on his CEO and chairman roles to advise the management team and lead business strategy development.
“Jack has been an invaluable part of the organization for 34 years and understands the company and industry inside and out. He’s an excellent choice for president as WinWholesale continues to offer opportunities for hard working people who want to succeed in a local wholesaling company,” Schwartz said.
Johnston started as an accountant with the organization in 1977. He became CFO in 2005 and is a certified public accountant. His replacement as CFO will be named in the future, Schwartz said.
Schwartz has been with WinWholesale since 1971. He became president, CEO and chairman of the board in 1998.
WinWholesale is one of the nation’s largest distributors of domestic and industrial supplies and equipment. There are more than 500 local companies across the country representing the Winnelson, Winair, Winlectric, Windustrial, Winwater, Winfastener, Winpump and Noland Company brands.