Midwest Wholesale Hardware Announces New CEO, Christopher Casazza

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MWH's new CEO effective April 21, 2015

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Chris Casazza, CEO, Midwest Wholesale Hardware

I know the solid reputation MWH has for customer service and technical expertise and am excited to build upon that foundation. I look forward to working with the highly experienced MWH team to grow and win.

Midwest Wholesale Hardware announced today that its Board of Directors named Chris Casazza as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, effective April 21.

“Chris’ skill set and broad industry experience is in direct alignment with MWH’s goal of becoming the preeminent wholesale distributor,” said Joseph Thornton, Executive Chair of the Board. “He is an extraordinary leader with vision, focus and a wealth of knowledge at growing security and access control businesses, penetrating new markets, capturing competitive share and developing great teams.”

“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Midwest Wholesale Hardware as we focus on our next chapter of success by capitalizing on operational performance, while building and growing deeper customer relationships,“ Casazza said. “I know the solid reputation MWH has for customer service and technical expertise and am excited to build upon that foundation. I look forward to working with the highly experienced MWH team to grow and win.”

Casazza most recently served as President, Security Products, at Stanley Security Solutions, where he led a go-to-market shift to a distribution model. Prior to Stanley Security Solutions, Casazza worked at Ingersoll Rand where he rose quickly to leadership positions in several business units, including President of Safety Systems and President of Security Technologies – Residential Americas. He brings more than a decade of experience in the door hardware industry comprising of commercial, residential, and international lines with a strong background in business development, and sales and product management.

Casazza’s ability to grow revenue at double market growth rates in mature businesses by leveraging investments in front-end capabilities, vertical marketing and new products will prove to be a key asset to Midwest Wholesale Hardware.

About Midwest Wholesale Hardware:
Midwest Hardware Wholesale is a leading wholesale distributor of advanced security, door hardware and access control systems providing the most effective, safe and secure solutions for commercial and institutional building markets. From its headquarters in Kansas City and nationwide network of distribution centers, MWH provides customers with the best combination of coverage, technical expertise and service in the security and access control industry and enables MWH to deliver on its promise: What you need, when you need it. http://www.midwestwholesale.com

For more information contact:
Bekah Rogers, Marketing Coordinator
Midwest Wholesale Hardware
1000 Century Dr ● PO Box 34211 ● Kansas City, MO 64120 ● 816-419-5898 ● bekahr(at)midwestwholesale(dot)com

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