2021: Despite the pandemic, The Supply Room exceeded its revenue in 2020 over the previous year. This was achieved through the creation of two additional business divisions, which also helped to better meet the needs of the market, according to CEO Lauren Jones.
One of the new departments focuses on medical sales, while Facility Operations deals with the increased demand for cleaning, maintenance and janitorial products. Not resting on its laurels, The Supply Room continues to diversify its offering through growth in the office and school furniture and breakroom supplies and services categories.
In July 2020, the independent dealer hired Susan Long, who joined the executive team as Chief People Officer with a mandate to direct the company’s human resources department and focus on employee recruitment, retention and engagement.
2019: Lauren Jones took over as CEO of US-based independent dealer The Supply Room on 1 March 2019. She replaces industry veteran Patricia Barber, who will retire in June.
Jones, who has 15 years of marketing, communications, and leadership experience, joined the The Supply Room in 2015 as EVP of Communications. She will work with Barber to ensure a smooth transition.