Today, ESC has announced the promotion of three directors to vice president and the addition of a new executive vice president to its management team. The leading distributor of electrical supplies and fixtures welcomes executive vice president Doug Walo to oversee a team of vice presidents, Jim Crabtree, Bob Ryan, and John Murch, allowing the team to harness and expand the company’s significant growth.
“At ESC we recognize that while everyone has trucks and stock, we have our talented team to thank for our unmatched operational capability and booming sales,” said Larry LaFreniere, President at Electric Supply Center. “It gives me great pleasure to recognize Jim, Bob, and John’s impact on our success, bring Doug into the fold, and ultimately entrust this team of leaders to take ESC to the next level of supreme service.”
Doug Walo joins ESC as Executive Vice President with 31 years of industry experience. Walo will oversee the new management team while focusing on managing all sales and operational activities and working to develop and implement the company’s goals and growth strategies. Prior to joining ESC, Walo served as president of two west coast electrical distributors under the Sonepar Group.
Jim Crabtree, ESC’s new Vice President of Supply Chain, has accomplished much in his two years with the company. In his previous role as Director of Supply Chain, he successfully implemented distribution and vendor efficiency changes, expanded the company’s delivery fleet and number of orders delivered all while driving down operational cost.
Bob Ryan joined ESC in June 2013 and will now serve as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. During his time with ESC, he has created numerous marketing strategies and incentives, dramatically increasing his team’s work stock sales. Bob was also instrumental in the opening of ESC’s Mansfield office and Woburn branch.
John Murch brings decades of experience at ESC to his new role as Vice President of Projects. Having started as a part-time employee at 16 working in the lighting showroom, Murch joined ESC full-time in 1997 and has since ascended the ranks from behind the counter, to branch manager, to switchgear specialist. In his most recent role as Director of Projects, Murch oversaw the award and execution of some of Boston’s most complex projects, building a team of highly-respected industry veterans all the while.
The creation of this executive team will allow each vice president to dedicate increased focus to their segment, as Walo executes overarching growth strategies and enhances existing ones with an eye to penetrate new segments and open additional branches. This move represents a monumental step forward in ESC’s commitment to bring its unparalleled service to a wider audience of customers.