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Ric Phillips

President, ORS Nasco

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Address:
One Parkway North Boulevard
Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015-2559

Phone:
847.627.2027

Ric Phillips is President of ORS Nasco, Essendant's industrial wholesale business. He previously served as President, Online and New Channels for Essendant, where he had responsibility for the company's e-commerce business, and for building the company's online capabilities across the enterprise. He joined Essendant in early 2013 and is located at the company's headquarters in Deerfield, IL.

Prior to joining Essendant, he spent several years with McKinsey & Company in Chicago, where he worked with clients across the world in the healthcare and consumer industry sectors, with a functional emphasis in strategy, commercial performance, and operations. He also served as co-leader of the firm’s Global Healthcare Operations practice. Ric was also employed at Baxter Healthcare, where he held roles of increasing responsibility in corporate finance and sales, including serving as a National Accounts Manager.

He earned a B.S. degree in Finance from Indiana University, and a Masters of Management degree, with distinction, from the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University.

Ric lives outside Chicago, with his wife and three children.

Chris Kempa

Senior Vice President of Merchandising

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Address:
One Parkway North Boulevard
Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015-2559

Phone:
847.627.2150

Chris is Senior Vice President Merchandising (SVP) for several Essendant businesses, which includes ORS Nasco. Chris is a senior executive with extensive Merchandising, Global Sourcing, General Management, Global Supply Chain and International experience in distribution. He joined Essendant in September 2015. Prior to joining Essendant, Chris spent 21 years with Grainger and has held a number of roles of increasing responsibility in field operations, distribution operations, enterprise systems, product management, global supply chain, and International.

Chris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and his MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. In addition, Chris possesses a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He resides in Chicago and has three children.

Mike Muenzer

Vice President of Sales

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Address:
907 South Detroit
Suite 400
Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone:
866.576.5394

As the Vice President of Sales, Mike has responsibility for all external sales resources at both the territory and regional level that touch customers face to face. He is also instrumental in coaching the external sales group to be consultative in their sales approach which adds additional value to the wholesale supply chain function.

Mike Muenzer joined ORS Nasco in 1989 as a territory sales manager and has had various executive sales and marketing responsibilities over his career that included marketing director, regional sales director, and vice president of sales for Nasco prior to merging with the ORS business.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in economics from the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. Mike is married with one child and makes his home in Minneapolis, MN.

Mark Prox

Divisional Senior Vice President of Business Operations

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Address:
907 South Detroit
Suite 400
Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone:
918.781.5353

Mark Prox joined ORS Nasco as Vice President – Operations in 2000. He is responsible for Pricing, Product Information, Content and Customer Care. Prox previously served as Materials Manager for General Electric, where his duties consisted of supplier negotiations and procurement, inventory control and transportation.

Prox earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Western Illinois University in 1989. He is married with two children and makes his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jeff Emmons

Vice President of Ecommerce

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Address:
907 South Detroit
Suite 400
Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone:
626.975.4055

Jeff Emmons joined ORS Nasco in 2016 as the VP of Ecommerce. In this role, he oversees the eTail business as well as ORS Nasco digital properties. Jeff has over 17 years of digital experience across several industries.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science in Television & Radio Communications from Ithaca College. He lives in Pasadena, California with his wife and two children.

Jeff Olson

Vice President of Finance

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Address:
One Parkway North Boulevard
Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015-2559

Phone:
847.627.2764

Jeff is the Vice President, Finance at ORS Nasco, Essendant’s industrial wholesale business, where he oversees the finance functions. He previously served as Vice President, Finance – Business & Facility Essentials, Essendant’s office products and Janitorial/Sanitation distribution business.

Jeff joined the company in 2008. Prior to Essendant, Jeff's 20+ years of experience have spanned progressive finance leadership roles at other Fortune 500 companies including Brunswick and Ingredion. His career has focused on driving company performance closely partnering with business leaders. Additionally, he has led process improvement efforts, technology initiatives, and finance teams during periods of extensive business change.

Jeff holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and a M.B.A. in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago.

Jeff resides in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Diane Locandro

Associate General Counsel, VP Trade Compliance

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Address:
907 South Detroit
Suite 400
Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone:
847.627.2465

Diane Locandro joined the ORS Nasco management team in 2009. She has been with United Stationers (ORS Nasco parent company) since 2006 where, in addition to serving as division counsel for ORS Nasco, she is responsible for company-wide associate relation matters, oversees the Trade Compliance team and serves on the HR Leadership Team and the Corporate Compliance Committee. She works with ORS Nasco on a variety of supplier and customer issues, performance management issues and international trade issues.

Prior to joining the company, Diane was an associate at a large Chicago law firm, where she specialized in franchise and distribution law, of counsel to Dean Foods Company, and General Counsel for Focused Health Solutions.

Diane earned her B.A. in English at Monmouth College and her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. Diane is married with two children and resides in Wilmette, Illinois.

Dave McCann

Sr. Director, Human Resources

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Address:
907 South Detroit
Suite 400
Tulsa, OK 74120

Phone:
847.627.2130

Dave McCann joined United Stationers Inc. as the Human Resources Manager for the Field Support Center (FSC) in 2000. He is responsible for Human Resources Generalist support to all facilities and Business Units in the Western half of the country.

McCann earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University in 1990. He is married with four children and makes his home in West Chicago, Illinois.