Coley Herrin Promoted to Chief Executive Officer at PDI
march 1st, 2017 10:15am
PDI - Kitchen, Bath & Lighting is pleased to announce the promotion of Coley Herrin to Chief Executive Officer while retaining his role as President, effective January 1, 2017. Herrin possesses nearly two decades of experience with PDI and is widely respected throughout the industry. "This was an easy decision given Coley's talents and principles. He works tirelessly to keep PDI's Core Values at the forefront of our business" said Lyn Wright, Chairwoman of the Board. "As President/CEO, Coley will focus on strategic issues, as well as, overall management of resources and operations." Wright, who has served as PDI's CEO since 2011, will be focusing on her position as the Chairwoman of the company's Board of Directors, also effective January 1, 2017. Wright's father, Glad Mealor, and Ronald Pratt founded PDI in 1973.In addition, her brother, Sid Mealor, was a vital member of the PDI family and empowered the business to grow into the success it is today. Wright has remained an integral part of the business and will continue to be an instrumental member of the Board of Directors. Since joining PDI in 1999 as Operations Manager, Herrin has helped move the organization forward with his focus on operations, growth, and innovation. In his tenure with the company, Herrin has served as Operations Manager, Executive Vice President, and General Manager. He was named President and COO in 2011.

He has been instrumental in creating an enhanced service model that has increased customer satisfaction with the PDI brand while fostering an internal culture of loyalty, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability. With a focus on efficiency, innovation, and growth, Herrin has overseen the addition of a number of PDI locations, including the first Kohler Signature Store located in the southeast. Prior to joining PDI, Herrinheld various leadership roles at national and regional wholesalers and manufacturers with responsibilities ranging from supervisory positions to operations. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Management Science. Herrin served as the President of Southern Wholesalers Association in 2014. He is also a member of the American Supply Association, Plumbing Mechanical Association, Southern Wholesalers Association, and wholesale buying groups WIT and Forte. PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting is an innovative leader in the plumbing and lighting wholesale industry with nearly 45 years of experience in building consumer relationships, offering popular products and services, and striving to be innovators in the industry. The PDI network includes 7 branches and 8 showrooms located through Georgia and Tennessee. PDI remains a family owned and operated company and succeeds by following its founders core values.