Posted January 25, 2021

Systemax names SVP and chief sales officer

Systemax Inc. has appointed Claudia Hughes to senior vice president and chief sales officer.

In this newly created position, Hughes will report to Barry Litwin, chief executive officer of Systemax, and will be responsible for sales and customer initiatives across Global Industrial's United States and Canadian managed sales teams, and increasing sales effectiveness throughout the company.

"Claudia is a proven leader with a collaborative approach and great experience in developing, executing and achieving sales goals, especially in the U.S. B2B marketplace. Her customer-centric approach, along with extensive expertise in B2B sales and operations, make her a strong addition to our team," Litwin said.

Hughes has more than 20 years of senior sales management experience, most recently serving as senior vice president, U.S. Field Sales at Office Depot and previously held the position of vice president, Business Solutions Division. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS degree in Consumer Economics.

"This is an exciting opportunity to join a proven and growing leader in the industrial and MRO marketplace. Systemax has built an impressive e-commerce platform and strong managed sales organization that delivers significant value to customers. I look forward to working with the Systemax team to capitalize on our growth opportunities and drive our sales strategy," Hughes said.