United Stationers Names New COO

Paul Barrett, United Stationers' president of janitorial and sanitation, and national and strategic accounts, was named COO Monday.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ: USTR) announced Monday that Paul Barrett will serve as chief operating officer industrial effective immediately.

"Paul has been president of our janitorial and sanitation business, and recently president of national and strategic accounts. I have the utmost confidence in Paul's proven ability to lead growth organizations, leverage collaboration with our shared services, and build a strong culture in our industrial business," said Cody Phipps, president and chief executive officer.

Reporting to Paul, Christian Wiltrout has been appointed general manager industrial, and Mark Prox as divisional senior vice president of operations and location leader for the industrial business in Tulsa.

United Stationers Inc. is a leading supplier of business essentials, with 2013 net sales of $5.1 billion.  The company stocks a broad assortment of over 140,000 items, including technology products, traditional office products, janitorial and breakroom supplies, office furniture, and industrial supplies. 

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