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Jack Johnston to remain as CEO DAYTON, OHIO . - Winsupply Inc., a leading sup- plier of residential and commercial construc- tion and industrial supplies and materials, announced Roland Gordon has been named president of the company. Gordon retains his title of chief financial officer until the board of directors names a successor. Jack Johnston, who was named chief executive officer in Sep- tember 2015, turns over the daily management of operations at Winsupply and the Win Family of Companies to Gordon. "I decided I would like to spend more of my time on the strategic direction of the com- pany and ways in which we can strengthen the organization," Johnston said. "Roland has a strong financial background and brings a broad array of experiences and success in leadership. He's part of a great team of leaders within the Winsupply organization, each of whom brings their respective area of expertise to help lead us forward. I'll also continue to work with the chairman, Rick Schwartz." (Turn to New president at WinSupply, page 44.) GENERATIONS Winsupply names Roland Gordon president News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF the Weldbend Corporation founder James Coulas Sr. got his start selling produce from his wagon as a young boy, later operated a ballroom on Chicago's South Side for two decades and then established what became Weldbend as a surplus house in a very small storefront. He actively guided the Chicago-based company until his death at age 92 in 2007. Second- and third-generation members of the Coulas family continue to take an active, hands-on approach to Weldbend Corporation ' s leadership and operation. Story begins on page 56. FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag FEBRUARY 2016 VOL 71, NO. 2 Webstone mourns passing of President Michael Reck Obituary on page 4.

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