John Guest® announced Byron Woodard as its new President, effective in mid-January. Previously, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Ferguson Enterprises as well as CMO and Vice President of Sales of North America at McGraw-Hill Financial. Throughout his 22-year career, Woodard has garnered an impressive track record of strategic, commercial and operational achievements within the plumbing, industrial, manufacturing, construction and HVAC industries. More specifically, he brings over a decade of combined distribution, logistics and MRO experience to his new role. Woodard will be responsible for the entire P&L of both John Guest USA and John Guest Automotive. This will also include his supervision of all sales, operations, marketing, finance, warehouse, human resources and customer service personnel. Woodard holds a BS in ocean engineering from the US Naval Academy, two Post Graduate Certificates in executive leadership and strategic marketing from Cornell University and one Post Graduate Certificate in international business management from IMD in Switzerland.


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