Posted August 9, 2023

CEO of Evergreen Supply Network resigns

Evergreen Supply Network has announced that CEO Bill Ward and the board of directors have reached a mutual agreement regarding Ward's resignation, which was effective August 8.

This decision comes after a thorough assessment of the company's strategic direction and leadership needs. During this transition period, Wade McCone, director of training and education, will assume an interim general manager role.

Former Evergreen CEO Kevin Higginbotham will also assume a board advisory role.

Ward, who has been at the helm of Evergreen since 2021, has played a pivotal role in guiding the company through a period of significant growth and transformation. Under Ward's leadership, the company expanded its market presence, achieved notable financial milestones, and implemented innovative initiatives. The board of directors and Ward are committed to working collaboratively during the transition period to ensure a smooth handover of responsibilities.

The Evergreen Supply Network is a member-owned cooperative founded in 1989 by six construction/industrial supply distributors. It currently consists of 47 distributors with

more than 370 locations in the United States and Canada and has combined revenues of more than $4.5 billion dollars.