United Central Industrial Supply Announces Executive Change

Henry E. Looney has been promoted to President. Mr. Looney joined United Central in 1979 and has held the positions of VP of Purchasing, VP of Materials Management and most recently served as United Central’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from King College and is an Abingdon, VA resident.

Bristol, TN - United Central Industrial Supply Company is pleased to announce that Henry E. Looney has been promoted to President.

Darrell H. Cole, President & CEO of the recently formed holding company, The United Distribution Group made the announcement on October 9 and became effective immediately.

Mr. Looney joined United Central in 1979 and has held the positions of VP of Purchasing, VP of Materials Management and most recently served as United Central’s Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business from King College and is an Abingdon, VA resident.

“I am confident in Henry’s ability to take United Central to the next level” stated Mr. Cole. “His loyalty and dedication to United Central is unparalleled.  Henry’s knowledge of the mining supply distribution industry is extensive and his reputation among our customers, vendor partners and his peers is one of honesty and integrity.  He is respected by all our dedicated employees and I am sure they will join me in wishing him the best in his new endeavor,” concluded Mr. Cole.

“I am looking forward to continuing United Central’s 38 year legacy of superior service to our customers and vendor partners and to growing our business; both organically and through continued strategic acquisitions,” stated Mr. Looney.

Established in 1974, United Central Industrial Supply is North America’s premier full line, full service mining and industrial supplies distributor with 26 locations throughout the United States and Canada.

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