Fairmont Supply Appoints Former FleetPride, HD Supply VP As CEO

Washington, PA-based MRO distributor Fairmont Supply — No. 49 on ID's Big 50 List — recently appointed 20-year industrial supply veteran Paul Fichiera as its new leader.

WASHINGTON, PA — Fairmont Supply, one of the largest distributors of industrial maintenance, repair, and operation supplies in the United States, has appointed a new leader: Paul Fichiera, CEO. 

Fichiera will be based out of Fairmont’s corporate headquarters in Washington, PA (Pittsburgh Area) and will be responsible for the overall management and growth of the company and its subsidiaries. 

“Fairmont has a loyal team of experienced associates and I’m looking forward to working with the team to expand the Company’s penetration of key markets and product categories,” Fichiera stated.

Fichiera is a 20+ year industrial supply veteran, having served in executive leadership positions with HD Supply, GE Supply and most recently, FleetPride, the largest distributor of aftermarket truck and trailer parts in the U.S. At FleetPride, Fichiera served as a vice president and led a $250 million business unit with 600+ employees and 60 branch locations across 12 states. His teams were consistently recognized for delivering above-market sales, profit and earnings growth, while delivering exceptional results in safety performance and operational efficiency. At HD Supply, Fichiera held various vice president leadership positions and helped transition the company to private-equity ownership while leading numerous organic growth and acquisition integration efforts across three separate business units.  Prior to HD Supply, Fichiera was an executive with GE and served in key leadership role with the GE Supply (now Gexpro/Rexel) and GE Appliances & Lighting business units. 

Fichiera started his career as a consulting manager with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). While at Accenture, Fichiera led teams that introduced B2B digitization and eCommerce capabilities to the oil/gas industry.

Fairmont Supply was recently recognized by Industrial Distribution at No. 49 on its 2017 Big 50 List. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Washington, PA, with 15 distribution centers and on-site store management locations throughout the U.S.  Fairmont is partnered with 500+ major manufacturers and vendors serving the automotive, fabrication, steel, aluminum, oil & gas, construction, utilities, paper, machinery and heavy equipment, glass, plastic, and chemical industries. In addition to industrial products, Fairmont also offers cost-reducing inventory management solutions.

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