MEMPHIS, Tenn.— KeIe Inc. announced the appointment of Richard Campbell as president and chief executive officer. Campbell will assume the responsibilities of outgoing president and CEO, Tim Vargo, who announced his retirement in April.

Campbell brings over 30 years of experience with commercial and industrial products at Ingersoll Rand, 27 of which were spent with Trane focused on HVAC systems and building automation. Campbell holds a mechanical engineering degree from Vanderbilt University.

“Kele is well-known throughout the industry for delivering customers the products, services, and solutions they need while providing top-notch technical expertise. Kele’s portfolio of services paired with the ability to ship 1.8 million parts out of our distribution center same-day makes it easy for our customers to get what they need when they need it. Kele gives customers time back, so they can focus on serving their own customers. I am excited to be a part of that,” Campbell said.

“We’re very excited to have Richard leading the team. His industry knowledge paired with Kele’s legendary service will deliver a game-changing experience for our customers,” said chairman of the board and former Grainger senior executive, John Schweig.

One area of focus for Campbell is creating additional value-added solutions to meet customers’ specific project, product, and service needs.

“Kele has always been known for our accuracy, speed, and reliability. The team is about to take service to a whole new level with our upcoming customer experience and technology enhancements. There are exciting times ahead for our customers, our supplier partners, and our dedicated employees,” said Campbell.

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