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McDermott & Bull Finds Top Purchasing Leader for E.B. Bradley

IRVINE, California, November 2, 2017McDermott & Bull, one of the largest executive search firms within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, as well as one of Forbes’ Best Executive Recruiting Firms, is pleased to announce the successful appointment of Rob Tupper in a senior purchasing role.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Chris Bull, Managing Partner; Rob Gross, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Bull, “Rob has the leadership background, as well as the technical knowledge, to make large strides when it comes to the procurement process.  We are excited to see the impact he’ll make at E.B. Bradley.”

Tupper started his career in logistics at Helen’s Foods before joining Conagra Foods as a Materials Manager, responsible for directing all functions of purchasing, planning, and inventory departments within the plant.  Most recently, Tupper was Director of Procurement at Safariland, where he managed fifteen distribution centers across the US, handled vendor/supplier relationships, and was responsible for the daily movement of goods between facilities.

Tupper received a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from Colorado State University.

About E.B. Bradley

Founded in 1929 by Earl Bertrand “E.B.” Bradley, E.B. Bradley began as a wholesale distributor of store fixtures and specialty hardware such as drawer slides, hinges, and Knape & Vogt shelving.  They continued to grow into the San Francisco Bay Area and Pacific Northwest, and then added Wilsonart Laminate to the product mix.  E.B.’s son Robert Sr. took the reins in the early 70s and another season of growth began.  Their footprint expanded up into Portland, and down to San Diego adding premium hardware lines: Blum, Accuride, and Rev-A-Shelf.  Robert Bradley Jr. succeeded his father in 1985 and continued to advance the business by beginning cold press lamination with sister company, West Coast Laminating.  In 2010, Don Lorey was appointed as President and CEO; a first outside the Bradley family.  Expansion with products like Cleaf and made-to-order doors, and new locations in CA, AZ, and NV help keep E.B. Bradley Co. as “Your First Choice in Quality and Service.”

In 2014, the E.B. Bradley Company was acquired by PSP Capital Partners, LLC (“PSP Capital”).  PSP Capital Partners, LLC is a Chicago-based private investment firm founded by Penny Pritzker, who recently served as the United States Secretary of Commerce.  PSP Capital takes a long-term, fundamental approach to investing with partners who share its core values of integrity, discretion and candor.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull is an executive search firm that partners with leading companies to identify and recruit leaders for permanent and interim roles.  All of the practice leaders within the firm’s retained Executive Search business have deep executive experience and are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  McDermott & Bull’s Interim Leaders team is equipped to service the needs of its clients by placing senior-level executives into temporary roles during critical periods.  The firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.  The formation of McDermott & Bull Europe gives the firm access to international insights and expertise and makes McDermott & Bull a true global player.