As we begin to position MacPherson's for future growth and success, I am pleased to announce some updates to the MacPherson's Senior Leadership Team.
John Stephens will be transitioning into MacPherson's new Director of Marketing. Following our organizational changes earlier this year, John stepped up to manage our global sales, marketing and digital groups, and the entire organization is grateful for his leadership during our period of transition. In his new role, John will now focus on the evolution of our brand management, category management, creative services and digital experience teams – areas I consider critical in supporting our customers and vendor partners in the future. John will continue reporting to me directly.
Neil McIntyre has been promoted to the role of Director of Account Management, and he'll also be joining our Senior Leadership Team. In this role, Neil will continue his management of the national field and inside sales teams, in addition to assuming leadership of our customer service team. He will also be partnering with myself and MacPherson's leadership to continue the evolution of our sales organization, identify new opportunities and build on the company's commitment to service excellence for customers and suppliers. Neil will be reporting directly to me. As part of this transition, MacPherson's strategic account managers Keary Kubista and Rich Colletti will now also report directly to me. These changes will enhance my ability to hear firsthand about the issues and opportunities associated with our customers and vendor partners. This will also allow me to get deeply involved in determining how we can provide better support and value.
We're also making a couple changes with our IT team. Jeff Scholz, MacPherson's Director of IT, will now serve as a member of our Senior Leadership Team. Jeff joined the company last December, and he's been instrumental in leading the implementation of multiple strategic technology projects, including the integration of our new Warehouse Management System in Reno. I'm also pleased to announce that we're broadening the role of our EDI Specialist, Jessica Krainert. She'll now be serving as our new Integration Manager, overseeing the business and technology integration and on-boarding for new customers, vendors and IT projects.
As we build the company, it's essential for the participants on our Senior Leadership Team to represent all of the key functional areas within the company. Having Neil and Jeff join the SLT allows us to have broader insights into the issues and opportunities we are confronting and provide our senior team with the interaction we need to effectively build the company.
This is an exciting time for MacPherson's as we continue to expand our business and focus on providing a higher level of value, support and service to our partners. My hope is today's announcements serve as a reflection of how we remain 150% committed to helping our customers and vendor partners succeed. While we do have challenges in front of us, our future together is very bright!
Please join me in congratulating John, Neil, Jeff and Jessica!
CEO & President