In 2017, Ric Phillips was appointed President & CEO of Essendant, having begun his career at the company in 2013. Previously he served as Group President of Industrial Essentials and President of ORS Nasco. In this role, he was responsible for the oversight of the ORS Nasco Industrial, Medco Automotive and CPO Commerce businesses.
Prior to that, he served as President, Online & New Channels for Essendant, where he had responsibility for the company’s e-commerce business, and for building the company’s online capabilities across the enterprise. Before joining Essendant, Ric spent 14 years at McKinsey & Company in Chicago and six years at Baxter Healthcare.