Shale-Inland Fills Key Executive Positions

After the recent acquisition of HD Supply's IPVF division, Shale-Inland's CEO announces a new CFO, CIO, VP Marketing, and EVP Finance . . .

This announcement of executive positions follows the big news of Shale-Inland acquiring HD Supply's IPVF Business. To read an in-depth discussion of the transaction with Shale-Inland CEO, Craig T. Bouchard, click here.

Chicago, IL - Shale-Inland Holdings announced today that it has filled four executive positions.  Darrell Jean has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer; Navid Gardooni, Chief Information Officer, Jody Pitts, Vice President of Marketing and Rob Broyles, Executive Vice President, Finance and Corporate Development.

Darrell Jean, CFO, has executive level financial management experience in the manufacturing, distribution, construction and services industries. He previously served as CFO of Mueller Water Products, as CFO of Morton Metalcraft as well as in the positions of corporate controller, VP of business development and financial analyst for Fortune 100 companies and privately held businesses. He will have responsibility for Shale-Inland's Finance, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Legal, IT, Facilities and Fleet.

Navid Gardooni, CIO, joined Industrial PVF in 2006 as the group's first IT Director, and led all aspects of IT including long-term strategic planning, budgeting, projects, ERP consolidation and implementation, business process improvement, support and SOX compliance.  He oversaw the standardization of business processes and master data across the 39 IPVF businesses.

Jody Pitts, VP Marketing, will lead the branding and marketing initiatives for Shale-Inland Holdings. She joined Main Steel in 1987 and currently manages all aspects of the company marketing programs. Jody is also the Vice President in charge of the company's Tape Division which recently partnered with the 3M Company to develop a new line of protective tapes for the stainless steel industry.

Rob Broyles, EVP Finance & Corporate Development joined Industrial PVF as Chief Financial Officer in 2004. Rob has 18 years of experience in wholesale distribution and held positions at Hughes Supply as Group Controller Water & Sewer and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions, overseeing more than 65 acquisitions of privately held distributors.

"Having grown rapidly, both organically and through acquisition, Shale-Inland has a number of critical executive and middle management positions to fill," stated Craig T. Bouchard, Chief Executive Officer. "We are delighted to welcome Darrell, Navid, Jody, and Rob to the executive team."

Additional staffing announcements will be forthcoming.

About Shale-Inland

Shale-Inland is a leading industrial supplier of products used in the transportation of water, food, energy, and information to its end use. Our mission is to provide our 6800 customers with service that engenders fierce loyalty. Through 47 locations in North America, Shale-Inland delivers a broad spectrum of metal, pipe, valves, or finished parts just-in-time. We are dedicated to helping our customers be innovative and solve their supply chain problems. For more information, visit