ORS Nasco and MEDCO appoint new COO


ORS Nasco and MEDCO, wholesale maintenance and repair companies specializing in non-discretionary and consumable industrial and automotive aftermarket products, announced the appointment of Shane McCarthy as Chief Operating Officer.

“Shane is an accomplished and visionary operations leader who joins our company at a very exciting time,” said Kevin Short, President and CEO of ORS Nasco and MEDCO. “He is well equipped to meet the challenges we all face in logistics, labor and supply chain and in doing so will help improve our ability to delight our customers.”

Shane McCarthyMcCarthy brings over 19 years of distribution industry experience to his new role at ORS Nasco and MEDCO. He has held various leadership positions within industrial distribution over the past 13 years, including Senior Vice President of Operations, Supply Chain and Business Development. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Product Management and Marketing for Lawson Products, an industrial distributor of maintenance and repair supplies. His successful distribution career has been attributed to his focus on network optimization, inventory, security, supply, logistics, marketing and product management.

Prior to this role, he was Vice President of Warehouse Distribution for Cardinal Health, a global distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products, with operations in more than 30 countries. During the six years he held this position, he developed his supply chain knowledge base in healthcare distribution, private fleet transportation, distribution center optimization, security, inventory management, customer service and regulatory services.

“I am excited to bring my experiences to ORS Nasco and MEDCO businesses to continue to build the culture of safety and continuous improvement. Because the ORS Nasco and MEDCO businesses previously operated on independent systems, we were unable to leverage common platforms for supplier interactions, inventory sharing, customer solutions and best practices. standardized internals. Improving our business processes and capabilities has significant benefits for our customers,” said Shane McCarthy, COO of ORS Nasco and MEDCO. “I look forward to helping unleash knowledge sharing within the organization, helping individual leaders grow and have a greater impact on the customer experience, and accelerating the overall capabilities of our teams to the supply chain.”

About ORS Nasco ORS Nasco is North America’s premier wholesaler of industrial and safety supplies, selling exclusively to distributors throughout North America. ORS Nasco offers access to over 600,000 premium product SKUs from over 600 brands for use in the Industrial, Welding, Energy, Safety, Electrical, construction, HVAC, MRO, PVF, plumbing, janitorial and rental. ORS Nasco serves rapidly growing distributor customers with a network of 14 strategically placed distribution centers nationally and internationally.

About MEDCO MEDCO is the leading wholesale distributor of automotive tools and body repair products in North America, serving both traditional distribution and mobile tool dealers. The company operates 15 strategically located warehouse locations in the United States and three locations in Canada, providing access to over 500,000 skus from over 400 manufacturers and next day/2 day delivery to over 95% of America North.

About One Equity Partners One Equity Partners is a middle-market private equity firm focused on the industrials, healthcare and technology sectors in North America and Europe. The firm builds market-leading businesses by identifying and executing transformative business combinations. OEP is a trusted partner with a differentiated investment process, a broad and experienced team, and an established track record driving long-term value for its partners. Since 2001, the company has completed more than 180 transactions worldwide. OEP, founded in 2001, spun off from JP Morgan in 2015. The company has offices in New York, Chicago and Frankfurt.


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