WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTION BEST PRACTICES

Leading wholesaler-distributors depend on NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence groundbreaking research studies because they help solve real-world business challenges.

 

YOUR 5-YEAR GROWTH ROADMAP


 

Order copies of Facing the Forces of Change®: Navigating the Seas of Disruption for everyone on your team!

 

Wes M Clark

Biography

Mr. Clark, 62, is the retired Chief Executive Officer of Morton Salt, Inc., North America's leading supplier of consumer, industrial and commercial salt products. Prior to joining Morton Salt, Mr. Clark was the President, Chief Operating Officer and a board member of W.W. Grainger, Inc., North America's leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products, with operations in Asia, Europe and Latin America. Mr. Clark began his career with Cummins Engine Company, serving as Assistant to the Chairman of the Board and later Vice President of Cummins' Advanced Drivetrain Corporation, before assuming the role of Division General Manager of Granite Rock Company, a regional market share leader in aggregates, concrete, asphalt, building materials and construction services. Mr. Clark serves as an Operating Partner with Advent International Global Private Equity, and as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Morrison Supply Company, LLC, a large distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies, as well as Morrison's parent company, Patriot Supply Holdings, Inc. Mr. Clark is a director of ABC Supply Co., Inc., a multi-billion dollar distributor of roofing and related materials, a director of Clarcor Inc., a large publicly traded filtration company, and a member of the supervisory board of the K+S Group, a large publicly traded potash and salt mining company headquartered in Kassel, Germany. Mr. Clark is a past member of Feeding America's board of directors and of Stanford University Graduate School of Businessís management board from which he received his MBA in 1977.