Integrated Supply Network (ISN), an international distributor of automotive tools, garage equipment and supplies, announced Pete Peterson has joined the executive leadership team as chief commercial officer, Tricia Sportsman has been named vice president of people and culture and Miguel Angers has been named president for the ISN Canada operations.
Peterson will assume responsibility for U.S. sales and marketing. He will play an instrumental role in managing the dynamic changes occurring where the professional mechanic and garage managers purchase tools, equipment and supplies.
Peterson brings a wealth of experience from several global, Fortune 500 companies including Tech Data, Brocade and Xerox, where he has served as an executive leading sales, marketing and operations business units. His achievements have been recognized through numerous awards, which include CRN “Top 100 Executives,” CRN “Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders,” and Power Brokers “Top 30 Power Brokers of Tampa.”
“Pete brings strategic vision and proven leadership from his past experiencewith growing companies. We are pleased to have him assume the CCO role,” said Tim Kolbus, CEO, ISN. “Pete’s strategic management mindset will continue to support ISN’s strong growth trajectory.”
“ISN is the market leader and for good reason. They have continued to innovate and deliver during arguably one of the most challenging economic periods ever,” said Peterson. “While some companies encountered significant headwinds, ISN rallied and through teamwork and strong execution delivered growth in new digital strategies, virtual customer engagement and strategic sales initiatives. I’m eager to get involved and work with ISN’s customers and suppliers to continue to further position our company as the industry’s most valued and trusted resource for tools and equipment.”
Sportsman comes to ISN with a broad range of strategic people experiences including employee engagement, talent growth, diversity and culture-based knowledge from recent time spent at Fortune 150 global organizations including Jabil and the McDonald’s Corporation.
Sportsman’s role in the organization will enable an evolution of human resources to a strategic organizational function focused on people and culture to drive effectiveness and growth. She will be instrumental in working with the leadership team and across all functions to make significant shifts in developing and growing talent, while collaboratively executing upon a people strategy designed to position ISN as a premier mid-sized organization in Central Florida.
“Our team is doing amazing work bringing new digital transformation innovation to the market,” said Kolbus, “and through Sportsman’s guidance, I’m confident we’ll be able to improve how our teams manage these strategic projects from inception to implementation.”
Angers has been working in the automotive industry for over 14 years. Most recently he served as vice-president, general manager at Uni-Select Inc., overseeing all stores operations across Canada, representing over 70 locations and 600 employees. He previously held dual roles as vice-president of merchandising and regional vice-president of sales and customer service.
In the first months of his new role, Angersprincipal focus will be on executing a strategic review of the market strategy, value proposition, customer experience, productivity and accuracy of operations and logistics.
“ISN Canada has a robust track record of growth with solid fundamentals in three core segments of tools, equipment and lubrication systems,” said Angers. “Iam thrilled to be joining a team of passionate and dynamic people who not only overcame the challenges of COVID-19 but initiated the roll out of our new ERP system, quite an undertaking in these unprecedented times.”