First Supply Appoints New Chief Operating Officer

Mike Meiresonne First Supply COO July 2018

Madison, WI – First Supply is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Meiresonne to the role of Chief Operating Officer of their Distribution Company.

After joining First Supply, Meiresonne has been on a steady progression through the regional and corporate ranks. Utilizing the tools gained through various leadership positions including branch management, sales management, general management and most recently as Director of Sales and Marketing, Meiresonne is ready to become the Chief Operating Officer. His career in the distribution industry has provided him with extensive experience and relevant business acumen that will provide a firm foundation and solid leadership for the organization for years to come.

“I am extremely excited and honored to accept the position of COO – Distribution at First Supply,” says Meiresonne. “The company has a firm foundation and a prestigious legacy of over 120 years to build upon. Spending my entire professional career in this industry has allowed me to recognize and embrace the ever-changing landscape of distribution and will not be hesitant in trying new and innovative ways of enhancing the customer experience.”

Meiresonne will be based out of the Distribution Headquarters in Madison, WI, and will report directly to the Chairman and CEO, Joe Poehling.

“First Supply is very fortunate to have had Mike on the team,” Poehling stated. “Being able to appoint a COO of Distribution from within is incredibly valuable including having a smooth transition to Mike’s leadership who already has a solid understanding of how First Supply operates. Along with Katie Poehling-Seymour and Todd Restel, the 5th generation of Poehling family company leadership, this team brings a young, energetic and potentially long and very bright future for the company.

 

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Bryan Lynch, Corporate Marketing Manager
Email: blynch@1supply.com
Phone: (608) 661-6993


Established in La Crosse, WI, First Supply is a regional distributor with 47 locations, including 28 distribution branches, 1 CDC and 18 Kitchen, Bath and Lighting stores in the upper Midwest. Founded in 1897, First Supply, employs over 650 people, is a family-owned, single source provider of HVAC-R, Builder, Plumbing, Lighting, Waterworks, Industrial PVF, Pump, Well and Septic supplies.