Industrial Supply Plus Names Nunez as President & CEO

In his dual role, Nuñez will continue to oversee daily operations and finances, as well provide the strategic vision and direction for IBC . . .

EAST GRANBY, CT Industrial Supply Plus, Inc. (IBC) formally announced today the appointment of Ron Nuñez as President of the Hartford-based supply chain management company, in addition to his role as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new dual role, Nuñez will continue to oversee sales, management, daily operations and finances, as well provide the strategic vision and direction for the organization. Nuñez’s top goals include delivering new business opportunities to IBC’s buying group and enhancing technologies to support National Accounts.

“Ron has always been a person of high integrity,” said Peter Matysiak, President of Emuge. Emuge is one of IBC’s preferred suppliers and has been a member of its buying group for more than a decade. “Ron has a clear vision for where the organization is going, which is what originally enticed me to join IBC. He has built a strong team of smart, talented individuals to help him realize that vision. I couldn’t think of anyone else running the organization.”

As part of his proactive sales strategy, Nuñez will work to bring further value to IBC’s buying group and increase business on their behalf. “When you are together with Ron, you know that your business really matters to him,” added Matysiak. “He has always been very engaged in making our relationship successful and our business has definitely grown as a result.”  

Nuñez joined IBC in 2001, taking on the role of COO. In his 12 year tenure at IBC, Nuñez has harnessed his strategic expertise and understanding of the world of industrial supply to grow IBC’s business. He is a proven leader who will work to create a more collaborative environment at IBC to strengthen already existing relationships with staff and the IBC network.

“Ron is a very effective, determined leader and his team respects him highly,” said Niyi Taiwo, Principal and President of Strategic Enterprise Technology Inc., a Boston-based management consulting firm. Taiwo is also an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Lean Expert and Master Black Belt. He has worked with Nuñez and IBC for the last eight years, training them in the principles and methodologies of Lean Six Sigma (LSS). “Ron has been the primary champion of LSS at IBC. He understands what it means to IBC in terms of creating cost-saving efficiencies and excellence in contract management and customer support.”

Prior to his role at IBC, Nuñez held senior-level leadership positions as General Manager of a Connecticut-based staffing firm and as the Executive Vice President of a technology solutions company. Nuñez is also a seasoned entrepreneur who launched his first distribution company, Distribution Unlimited, while still enrolled as an undergraduate student.

Nuñez received his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in 1993 and completed his undergraduate studies in finance at The Catholic University in Washington D.C. in 1990. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt. As part of IBC’s renewed commitment to higher quality systems and processes, Nuñez continues to support his staff to apply LSS methodologies throughout the company. LSS enables IBC to efficiently solve problems, manage contracts and save costs.

Industrial Supply Plus, Inc. (IBC) is North America's premier contract and service provider, leading the industry into the next generation of supply chain management. The company specializes in the Industrial MRO, Bearing & Transmission, Electrical and Subassembly verticals.  IBC is a privately-owned and certified minority-owned business that provides expertise in strategic sourcing, customer solutions and integrated supply. Through its network of distributors, IBC represents over 550 branch locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.