Southwest Region Vice President
As Southwest Region vice president, John Yonkin has overall management responsibility for more than 100 branch locations spread throughout the six districts that comprise ABC Supply’s Southwest Region.
John has spent his entire career in building materials distribution in the Lone Star State. He began his career as a forklift driver for the Flintkote Supply Co. in Dallas and was promoted to progressively more responsible positions. He was an outside sales associate at the time Flintkote/GS Roofing was acquired by ABC Supply Co., Inc.
John continued in outside sales briefly following the acquisition before being named assistant manager. In December 1986, he was promoted to manager of the San Antonio branch and several years later, returned to Dallas as branch manager.
John was named Manager of the Year for the Southwest Region in 1988. During his tenure as branch manager in Dallas, the branch was consistently in the top three for national Profit Center of the Year honors from 1990 to 1994. John was inducted into the President’s Club in 1992 and promoted to region manager in 1994. He was named Southwest Region vice president in 2005.