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Joe Orgill III, former Orgill chairman and president, passes

BY HBSDealer Staff

Orgill Inc. announced that former president and chairman Joseph “Joe” Orgill III has passed away.

Orgill died on March 12 after a brief illness.

“Though he had not been active in Orgill’s day-to-day management for a number of years, Mr. Orgill played a prominent role in the growth of the distribution company,” the company said in a statement. “During his more than 60 years in the business, he guided Orgill Inc.’s transition from a small, regional wholesaler to the largest independently-owned hardlines distributor in the world. Just last year, he celebrated with the company as it surpassed $2 billion in annual sales.”

The Collierville, Tenn.-based hardlines distributor also said the former executive “is leaving a strong, vibrant organization, with a rich heritage and a bright future that is firmly focused on the company’s mission of ‘helping its customers be successful.’”

Having graduated from The Taft School in 1955 and Yale University in 1959, Orgill joined Orgill Brothers & Company as a salesman and later served as president from 1968-1980 and chairman of the board until 2005. He was an inaugural inductee into the Home Channel Hall of Fame as well as the president of the Society of Entrepreneurs.

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R.Williams says:
Mar-14-2018 10:15 am

Sad news, indeed. Joe was a talented leader and gentleman. He has fostered the growth of his namesake and leaves a strong cadre of people to carry it on.

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