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Network Distribution Announces CSMO Retirement and Succession Plan

Network Distribution Announces CSMO Retirement and Succession Plan

SCHAUMBURG, IL, March 17, 2022 – Network Distribution® (Network), a global distribution organization, announced today that Kevin Rudd, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer will retire June 3, 2022.  The organization has appointed Natalie DePace to succeed Rudd as Chief Sales Officer effective May 1, 2022. 

Network President and CEO, Alan Tomblin said, “Kevin has been an exceptional business leader who has transformed the sales and marketing organization. His vision, drive, and performance focus, combined with his commitment to serving the best long-term interests of our membership and supplier base, have considerably strengthened Network. We will miss Kevin’s leadership and the gusto he brought to our business. He leaves behind an indelible legacy, and I thank him for his many contributions.”


Ms. DePace has served Network as Vice President of Business Development for 14 years after spending the better part of two decades with a valued supplier. In her new role she will lead the development and execution of the organization’s strategies and business plans to drive profitable sales growth. In naming Natalie to the role Tomblin stated, “Natalie is a dynamic and values-driven leader grounded by a customer-centric mindset. Her deep understanding of our business, the markets in which we operate, and commitment to the success of our Member Distributors and Supplier partners are fundamental to the impressive track record she has established at Network. I am highly confident our overall sales efforts will thrive under her leadership.”

About Network Distribution
Network Distribution, with worldwide revenue of $21 billion, is a leading B2B distributor. The company is designed to deliver supply management solutions to customers in a core set of business segments. From janitorial supplies to foodservice disposables and industrial packaging, Network provides innovative product solutions supported by the power of local expertise. With over 900 distribution centers in more than 52 countries, Network improves lives and creates value by enabling local, regional, and global businesses to be their best. For more information visit networkdistribution.com