supplyFORCE welcomes John Burke as President and CEO

King of Prussia, PA — “The supplyFORCE Board is pleased to have landed a person for this position who has significant experience as a supplyFORCE Owner-Member, a proven track record as a business leader, the trust of the supplier community and superb relationships with many Owner-Members, the supplyFORCE management team and staff.” said Bill Weisberg, Chairman and CEO of Affiliated Distributors and a supplyFORCE Board member.


Burke has been serving the past 13 years as President and COO of Kirby Risk Electrical Supply, a Midwest distributor of electrical products. Prior to joining Kirby Risk, Burke held positions as Chief Operating Officer with SourceAlliance, Southeast Division President of Rexel, S.A. and Vice President, General Manager of the EESCO Division of WESCO International. Burke began his career with GE where he spent 15 years engaged in various management positions in the areas of Government Contracting, Sourcing and Materials Management in the Power Systems and Electrical Distribution businesses.


Burke has served on numerous electrical industry advisory boards for electrical manufacturers, the NAED Board of Directors, the IDEA Board of Directors, the NAED Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors, the EDGE Global Supply Board of Directors and an Advisory Board for the School of Industrial Distribution at Purdue University.


“We are confident that Mr. Burke will lead the company with great skill” said Mike Miller, President of North Coast Electric and a supplyFORCE Board member.


John Burke said he is “Excited with this new opportunity and looking forward to working with the great team at supplyFORCE to accelerate our growth in all markets.”


supplyFORCE recently completed a merger with Vanguard National Alliance to become the largest distributor owned National Accounts organization in North America.

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