Portland, Ore  — Johnstone Supply, Inc., the leading cooperative wholesale distributor in the HVACR industry, has announced the hiring of Randall Hudspeth as the Cooperative’s new vice president of Sales and Marketing.  Holding 25 years of experience in sales and operations for major distribution segments at both  a national and global level, Hudspeth brings a stellar record of success in growing sales and improving profitability by focusing on customer needs and driving  high performance.

“We are very excited to add Randall’s marketing skill set and customer-service expertise to our executive team, especially at such an exciting time of growth and opportunity for the Cooperative, with our Membership continuing to grow in number and market coverage,” said Johnstone CEO DeWight Wallace. 

Hudspeth officially joined Johnstone on July 28th, and immediately began connecting with key stakeholders, including top Cooperative vendors at the Johnstone Supplier Conference. Hudspeth’s responsibilities will include creating strategic sales and marketing programs for members, advising stores on opportunities for  growth and ongoing development of strong vendor programs with strategic manufacturer accounts.

“I couldn’t be more enthusiastic about joining Johnstone and contributing to its success,” said Hudspeth. “Customer service is a critical basis for success. It was immediately clear to me that Johnstone has earned and deserves its reputation for the best customer service in the HVACR industry.”

Randall Hudspeth’s professional background includes a start in sales and account management at Hilti, a leading supplier in the global construction industry. He was eventually promoted to Hilti’s corporate headquarters in Switzerland where he was responsible for global Customer Relationship Management processes before taking on responsibility as Executive Vice President for their British division. Hudspeth returned to the U.S. as Regional Vice President of Sales and Operations for DXP Enterprises, a leading product and service distributor of innovative pumping solutions, Supply Chain Services and MRO materials. Most recently Randall held an executive leadership role with a Caterpillar dealer.      

For more information, visit www.JohnstoneSupply.com