GHX: Management Biographies

Darrell H. Cole, President and CEO Darrell H. Cole
President & CEO, The United Distribution Group

As the President & CEO of The United Distribution Group, Mr. Cole leads a highly trained staff of more than 800 employees currently operating out of 85 facilities throughout the United States and Canada. UDG serves a wide range of energy-related industries including oil and gas, mining, power generation, petrochemical, agriculture, original equipment manufacturers, marine and various other industries.

Mr. Cole earned an M.B.A. from The Graduate College of Business at East Tennessee State University. He has 39 years of industrial distribution experience, is a director of the Eastern Coal Council and a former director of the Virginia Mining Association.

The subsidiaries of The United Distribution Group include: United Central Industrial Supply, GHX Industrial, McCarty Equipment Company, Gooding Rubber Company, National Mine Service, Robsco, Inc., Hose Specialty & Supply, Hose & Fittings, Inc., Dandy Specialties, Fugitt Rubber, Malcom Supply, Melville Equipment, and Valley of Birmingham.

Richard Harrison
President & CEO

Richard joined GHX in July 2008 as Chief Operating Officer with responsibility for overseeing the Company’s sales and branch operations, as well as supply chain management. On January 1, 2012, he was appointed to President & CEO of GHX. Richard has over 30 years of sales and operating experience with several companies, including Cameron & Barkley, Vallen Safety Supply, and Hagemeyer North America. Richard obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia.

Roy Torres
Vice President, Sourcing & Supply Chain

Roy has served as Vice President of Sourcing and Supply Chain for GHX since its formation. His responsibilities include product management, purchasing, inventory, visual merchandising and distribution. Prior to joining GHX, Roy had over 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket with Hi-Lo Auto Parts, and Transcom USA. Roy received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Houston.
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