Posted January 28, 2020

Industrial Supply Co. makes executive appointments

Salt Lake City-based Industrial Supply Company announced the promotions of three senior executives.

Jessica Yurgaitis Ruben Mendez Michelle Lakin
Yurgaitis Mendez Lakin

Jessica Yurgaitis was named senior vice president of marketing and product management, Ruben Mendez was promoted to senior vice president of sales and customer experience, and Michelle Lakin was named chief financial officer.

"The promotions will strengthen our organization as we plan for the future and act upon our goals,” said Chris Bateman, CEO of the 104-year-old distribution company.

Now in her third decade at Industrial Supply, Yurgaitis is the great granddaughter of the company’s founder. Formerly the vice president of marketing and product management, Yurgaitis is responsible for all advertising and promotional campaigns, the company’s supplier portfolios and relationships, and ecommerce and technology.

Since Mendez started working for the company in 1997, he has been involved in operations and all aspects of sales, and has ensured that the company has built lasting and trusted relationships with its customers. Mendez is responsible for the company’s sales, sales operations, and customer service.

Lakin, previously vice president of finance, has over 30 years of professional financial experience, and has worked for a broad range of companies, from small, privately owned entities to large, publicly traded international ones. Lakin, who has been with the company since 2015, oversees all of Industrial Supply’s financial services and management.