ATLANTA – HD Supply White Cap Construction Supply – the nation's leading distributor of specialty hardware, tools and materials for large and medium-sized contractors – announced the addition of Ross Anker as vice president of Merchandising.
In this role, Ross will help to define and execute major product initiatives for the company. He will focus on supplier relations and agreements, product assortment, new product introduction and volume and margin expansion. His leadership experience will help build a world-class category management team.
“We are excited to have Ross on board, and I am confident that his background and experience will prove him to be a valuable asset to our team’s performance,” said HD Supply White Cap President John Stegeman.
Prior to HD Supply White Cap, Anker served as senior vice president of Product Management, Marketing, and Information Systems & Six Sigma for MSC Industrial Supply in Melville, New York. He has extensive experience in development, P&L management, purchasing, merchandising and marketing. Within MSC Industrial Supply, he also managed several areas of operations including two subsidiaries while also having responsibility for the overall MSC strategic planning process.
“I am delighted to join White Cap and am impressed by the passion and commitment I see from every associate I meet. It gives me total confidence that as a team we will drive White Cap forward to be the distributor of choice of supplies for construction customers across the United States,” said Anker. “I look forward to building out the merchandising team and in particular the category management group, while partnering with our field sales force and our trusted suppliers across the country,” he added.