DISTRIBUTORS/CO-OPS

PACOA names new senior director

BY HBSDealer Staff

Hardware, paint and lumber distributor PACOA named Joan Walsh to the post of  senior director of merchandising/purchasing.

Walsh comes to Port Washington, N.Y.-based PACOA with more than 25 years of experience in the merchandising and purchasing arena. She has worked in in consumer goods, gourmet food and sporting goods, along with a six-year run at Emery Waterhouse.

According to the announcement, Walsh’s strengths are in senior level management of sourcing, product selection, vendor management, purchasing and merchandising.

The company said that Walsh and David Steuerman will develop and execute strategic sales planning and relationship building to capture market share and drive revenue growth.

PACOA are the initials for Paint Applicator Corporation of America. The company describes itself as the “leading wholesale distributor of paint, hardware, lumber, janitorial, and building supplies serving independent retail dealers throughout the New York Tri-State area.”

PACOA is one of the six distributors who collectively form the Distribution America buying group.

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