Posted November 29, 2021

MSC names VP of Category Strategy

MSC Industrial Supply announced that Mark Dudek has joined the company as vice president, Category Strategy.

Mark DudekDudek will have responsibility for driving strategies to deepen and grow MSC’s product categories so that they deliver results for customers and suppliers.

Dudek joins MSC from Ingersoll Rand, where he held a combination of product, category and general management roles over an 18-year career. He managed strategy for various business segments within IR, led sales and service teams and managed territories and channel marketing. He has led product lines and projects that included finished-product suppliers, as well as component suppliers and private labeling. Dudek has experience in each major continent in the world and brings substantial experience executing supplier agreements and driving performance management. Dudek earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in business administration from Indiana University.

“Over the past several years, we’ve successfully transformed our traditional product management function to focus on key categories that align with customers’ operations and solve their mission-critical challenges. Mark’s deep experience across strategy, category management, supply chain and commercial management will help elevate this strategically important area of our business so that we can deliver on our customers’ greatest product needs as their trusted advisor,” said Steve Baruch, executive vice president and chief strategy & marketing officer for MSC.

Added Dudek, “I am very pleased to be joining MSC as one of the leading industrial supply distribution companies in North America and in having the opportunity to partner with MSC’s vast portfolio of suppliers to deliver product innovations that help our mutual customers improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations.”