MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

DSG’s Board Of Directors is made up of experienced leaders with diverse business backgrounds and passion for a shared goal: Helping DSG become a better business partner for its customers, which in turn rewards employee owners through company growth.

 


Tom Ferree

Tom Ferree / Chairman Of The Board, Chair of Audit & Finance Committee / Solon, IA

Tom has a unique combination of big picture strategic thinking and deep financial expertise. His resume includes positions in both public company finance and family business management. He is experienced with ESOP organizations across a number of industries, including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, consumer products and financial services. Before retiring from full-time corporate work, Tom acted as Senior VP / Chief Financial Officer for Chase, Corporate Controller for Meredith Corporation and CFO of Appvion.

 


David Mckeon

David McKeon / Chair of Nominating & Governance Committee / Pleasant Prairie, WI

David has more than 25 years of executive/senior management experience including time as CEO/President/COO of companies within the wholesale distribution, multi-channel, direct marketing and manufacturing industries. Earlier in his career he served as COO of USABlueBook / Home Depot Supply and President/CEO of C&H Distributors. Most recently he was the CEO of Whitewater Brands, a B2B omni-channel marketing and distribution company serving the automotive collision and mechanical repair, automotive dealership, trucking and veterinary industries.

 


Harry Reifschneider

Harry Reifschneider / Chair of Compensation & HR Committee / Boise, ID

Harry is a highly accomplished senior executive with 40 years of success within foodservice, retail, B2B, and technology. His areas of expertise include branding, warehousing, inventory management, supply chain and more. Harry founded Amphire, a successful B2B dotcom company that eventually grew to transaction revenue of more than $22 billion. He also spent time as the CEO of All Kitchens Inc.

 


Jodi Watson

Jodi Watson / San Diego, CA

Jodi’s expertise lies in digital e-commerce and retail, working with companies ranging from innovative startups to massive omni-channel organizations. She previously served as the SVP and acting CMO of Petco and President of Consumer Direct for Wolverine World Wide (which includes footwear brands like Bates, CAT and Wolverine). She currently serves as the Board of Directors Vice Chair for True Leaf Medicine and works as a self-employed consultant for e-commerce and private equity companies.

 


Shane Waslaski

Shane Waslaski / Fargo, ND

Shane is an experienced business executive with a successful career in private and publicly traded companies. His business background includes the software, healthcare, manufacturing, energy, plastics and construction sectors. Earlier in his career, he served as the President of Varistar (which includes Foley Company [now Enerfab] and Northern Pipe Products). Shane is currently the President and CEO of Intelligent InSites, a company working to  transform healthcare with operational intelligence.

 


Marie Robinson

Marie Robinson / Houston, TX

Marie is an experienced executive with a successful career, primarily serving in Supply Chain and Logistics. Since March of 2020, she is the SVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer for Sysco Corporation. Earlier in her career Marie was with Capri Holdings Ltd (CPRI), as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations and Transformation Officer, as well as Senior Vice President, Chief Logistics Officer at Toys“R”Us, Senior Vice President, Supply, Logistics, and Customer Experience at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P). She was also Senior Vice President, Supply Chain at Smart & Final Stores LLC, and held various logistics and operations positions at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Marie began her career as a United States Army Logistics Officer.

 


Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy / Plymouth, MN

Paul is an accomplished executive with over 25 years experience in Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC/R and Waterworks distribution. He currently serves as DSG’s Chief Executive Officer. His previous executive positions include President and COO of a Midwest-based wholesale distributor specializing in HVAC/R, plumbing and waterworks products. Prior to that, he spent 19 years in senior management roles in both the U.S. and Canada for a large global plumbing distributor. Paul is a board director of the American Supply Association (ASA) as well as a member of the Strategic Executives Council for the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED).