The Master Group has appointed Clay Holder as president of Value Added Distributors, and senior vice president of U.S. distribution. Holder will also join the executive team of the Master Group. He assumes this role from Chris Baker who is appointed senior vice president of business development and acquisitions.
joins Master from Johnson Controls where he was vice president and general manager for factory distribution with full accountability for 45 branches and 350 team members across the United States. He was also accountable for the Source 1 aftermarket business for JCI.
“As we continue to focus on the execution of our U.S. growth plan we are extremely excited to add Clay to our executive team. His prior experience with JCI, Parker Hannifin and Hilti coupled with his strong commitment to servant leadership provide a great foundation for success and we are truly excited to benefit from everything he brings to both VAD and Master,” said Neil McDougal l, president of the Master Group.
“I am thrilled at the opportunity to lead VAD and to be part of such a strong and growth-minded organization as the Master Group. With an impressive track record in the past and a solid strategic plan to grow the business in the future, this role provides a fantastic opportunity for my family and me. Throughout my career I have kept my focus on the customer and my team members, and I look forward to taking this passion into leading VAD as we continue to grow and expand in the U.S. Market,” Holder added.
will continue to reside in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Amanda, and their two children, Avery and Alex.