World & Main Announces Executive Appointments To Accelerate Strategic Growth Initiatives
Cranbury, NJ - March 13, 2017
World and Main, LLC, a leading provider of product development, merchandising, and distribution solutions to customers across the plumbing, building supply, home and hardware categories, today announced several appointments to its executive team, including:
Ned Finch appointed as Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Finch leads the Company’s operations and integrated supply chain teams including: safety, plant operations, sourcing, replenishment and demand planning, logistics, and China office. Mr. Finch spent twenty years at Jarden Corporation / Newell Brands. During his tenure at Jarden, Mr. Finch held wide-ranging roles including as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Operations where he had responsibility for 15 distribution centers and 14 manufacturing centers and drove significant improvements in safety, quality and customer service. Prior to joining Jarden in 1996, Ned played senior sourcing roles with Nine West Group. Ned completed his undergraduate work at the University of Kansas and Indiana University Southeast.
Brenda Heffelfinger appointed Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product Management.
Ms. Heffelfinger leads the Company’s marketing and product management teams. Brenda has over twenty-five years of business and marketing experience, most recently serving as a Marketing Executive for Newell Brands. Prior to that, Ms. Heffelfinger served in various senior marketing roles at DuPont including Global Business and Market Executive for the Teflon, Krytox, and Nafion brands. She started her career in marketing at Black & Decker where, among other roles, she was the Product Manager for DeWalt Power Tool Accessories. In addition, Ms. Heffelfinger held senior marketing roles at Campbell’s Soup Company, Avecia Inc. (formerly AstraZeneca Specialty Chemicals), Dorman Products and Danaher Corporation. She received her undergraduate degree from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and her Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Maryland.
Nick Pendrous appointed Chief Information Officer and General Manager, eCommerce.
Mr. Pendrous leads the Company’s technology team and strategic technology initiatives and is the General Manager for the Company’s eCommerce business. He recently served as Chief Operating Officer for Dotcom Distribution, a warehouse and fulfillment service business for eCommerce retailers and manufacturers, where he oversaw warehouse automation, ERP implementations and infrastructure improvements. Prior to Dotcom Distribution, Mr. Pendrous spent fifteen years with Rust-Oleum / Zinsser, a group of specialty paint and decorating manufacturer, where he served as Vice President of Information Technology and most recently as Vice President of Distribution and Transportation. Mr. Pendrous earned his undergraduate degree from Buckinghamshire College of Brunel University in London, England and his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in information technology from Kent State University.
Bryan Yeazel, World and Main’s Chief Executive Officer, stated: “I am extremely excited to welcome Brenda Heffelfinger, Ned Finch and Nick Pendrous to World and Main. All three are action-biased, results-driven executives with distinguished career histories in related industries. These are marvelous additions to our executive team and each will be instrumental to accelerating our Company’s growth and strategic initiatives. We are building an exceptional team and are fortunate to have them join us.”
About World and Main: World and Main, LLC is a family of brands that brings together a unique combination of product development, merchandising, global sourcing, and distribution solutions across the home, hardware and building supply categories. The company is headquartered in Cranbury, New Jersey, and has offices in Moody, Alabama and Wuxi, China, along with four North American distribution centers. Through its Retail Distribution, Wholesale Distribution, and Retail Products divisions, World and Main stocks and distributes over 55,000 SKUs of branded and owned brands across 25 product categories. This broad basket of products, coupled with World and Main’s exceptional distribution capabilities to all retail and commercial channels, enables the company to deliver on its value proposition: Delivering Simplicity. Facilitating Success. Visit World and Main at www.worldandmain.com.
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