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 700 employees currently operating out of 62 facilities. 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, and National Mine Service

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.

Jeff Davis
Vice President, Sales

Jeff joined GHX Industrial in October of 2011 as the Director of National Accounts and helped implement many successful programs and procedures to ensure continued growth. Jeff is responsible for leading all of GHX Industrial’s sales programs. Prior to joining GHX Industrial, Jeff held the roles of Vice President of Business Development, National Account Manager, Director of Operations, Branch Manager, Account Manager, and Customer Service Representative.

Brad Hoffman
Vice President, Operations

Brad joined GHX Industrial in January 2017 as the Vice President of Operations and is responsible for operational and customer service excellence of the organization. Prior to joining GHX, Brad had over twenty years of leadership experience focused in operations, manufacturing, supply chain, and sales with Weir Oil and Gas, Flowserve, Rochester Gauges, and Honeywell International. Brad received his Bachelor's of Science in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Nebraska, and his MBS from Southern Methodist University.
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