Jake Gress, regional vice president for the west, has been promoted to the newly-created position of L&W Supply vice president of operations.
Gress has been in the industry for over 17 years, spending the last 10 with L&W Supply. Since L&W Supply’s acquisition by ABC Supply in 2016, Gress has developed and led the west region. “Jake Gress’ ability to generate growth, optimize customer and vendor relationships, and understand the complexities of L&W Supply’s business will serve him well in this new capacity,” the company announced in a press release.
“Gress has always been an innovative leader with a deep commitment to continuous improvement,” says Dan Piché, president of L&W Supply. “With him in this new position, L&W Supply will benefit from his ability to build and lead successful teams.”
In his new role, Gress will be responsible for L&W Supply’s operations function (including safety, compliance, fleet and real estate) along with the marketing, merchandising and training teams.
“L&W Supply has a lot of exciting projects coming up. In my new role, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with associates from across the company to drive L&W Supply to even greater heights,” says Gress.