W&O Supply Adds Three New Positions to Support Company's Rapid Growth

W&O Supply, the nation’s largest supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and automated valve systems, announces one new hire and two promotions to support the company’s rapid growth.

To provide exceptional management and leadership for the company’s mission critical services, W&O Supply has created a new department dubbed ‘Shared Services.’ W&O Supply’s Shared Services department combines materials management, information technology, warehousing and logistics, enabling the company to improve communication and workflow between these services for its 13 locations across the U.S. John Kilbride has been promoted to Vice President of Shared Services and is responsible for the seamless integration and management of these services which are shared by all W&O Supply branches. His experience in the marine, third-party logistics and information technology industries gives him knowledge of the challenges customers face as well as the ability to remain efficient in a rapidly changing environment.

Carl Herman has been promoted to Director of Materials Management and SPACE Valve Products. In this position, Herman will manage multiple product lines, including SPACE valves.
Herman’s extensive knowledge of W&O Supply’s product lines along with a sales and sourcing background, make him the ideal person to lead this critical department.

Lastly, W&O Supply is pleased to welcome Kevin Smith to the W&O Supply family. Smith has been hired as a Sales Engineer for the Engineered Products and Automation division. Based in Houston, he will serve W&O Supply’s growing offshore energy client base. In this unique position, he will work closely with outside engineering firms to educate them on the leading-edge marine technologies available for new vessel and rig design.

•About W&O Supply

Founded in 1975, W&O Supply is the nation’s largest supplier of valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and automated valve systems for the marine and offshore industries. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida the company has 13 nationwide stocking locations and one international location in Belgium. W&O Supply is committed to providing integrated solutions for the marine industry including the U.S. Navy, commercial shipping companies, barge owners, cruise companies, offshore industry and shipyards all across North America and Europe. For more information about W&O Supply, visit http://www.wosupply.com.

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