Posted January 10, 2019

Moe becomes Sphere 1 president and CEO

Sphere 1 announced that Rob Moe became president and CEO effective Jan. 1.

Rob MoePrior to joining Sphere 1 as senior vice president in 2015, then president in 2018, Moe was in the construction industry since 1983. His extensive background in distribution and manufacturing in the tool, fastener and concrete product offering space has included experience with Duo Fast, Allied Fastener and Tools, Powers Fasteners and Lackmond Products.

“Leading Sphere 1 is something I have aspired to do for a long time,” said Moe. “It is a true honor for me to be a part of helping both member owners and our preferred suppliers forge ahead in the construction supply industry. We are only getting started.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased to see Rob assuming the role of president and CEO of Sphere 1,” said George Morgan, board chairman of Sphere 1. “Three years ago, he came to us with many years of industry experience, but very little insight into the cooperative world. But what a fast study he has been. Not only did he bring enthusiasm and passion to his new role, but he continues to bring a unique perspective, understanding both the concerns of the distributor and those of our manufacturers as well. We are very fortunate to have someone of Rob’s caliber to fill the shoes of our outstanding founding CEO Carol Shackelford, and I couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds under Rob’s leadership.”

Shackelford has retired and is now consulting for Sphere 1. February will mark 20 years since the idea to form Sphere 1 originated when an industry cooperative veteran approached her about starting a new cooperative. “In looking back, it was a true act of courage and commitment by these seven individuals with a clear vision for a successful organization that would bring value to our distributor-members and preferred supplier-partners,” said Shackelford.