became Vice President and Chief Information Officer of MSC Industrial Direct
in July 2007. With sales of more than $2 billion, MSC Industrial is a leading distributor of metalworking, maintenance, and janitorial supplies. Headquartered in Long Island, New York, the company serves more than 350,000 customers in all 50 states and in 10 countries worldwide, with more than 4,500 associates. Charles is responsible for the company’s IT strategy, most recently the implementation of a new PIM tool to manage the company’s product data. He is also serving as the executive sponsor for developing the company’s e-commerce and product data initiatives. These strategic initiatives include reengineering the customer’s online and mobile experience(s) using web 2.0 and 3.0 guidelines, mobile capabilities, and insuring that the product data can support the company’s online and offline initiatives. Prior to joining MSC Direct, Charles held the position of Vice President of Infrastructure and Operations at Arrow Electronics.