John Simonelli Named Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Posted January 29, 2016

BELOIT, Wis. – Jan. 29, 2016 – John Simonelli has been promoted to vice president of Strategic Initiatives of ABC Supply Co., Inc.

In his new role, Simonelli will focus on identifying, exploring and pursuing key areas of opportunity for growth, expansion and strategic advancement for ABC, on both the national and international levels.

“John has done a tremendous job leading the West for the past decade, and he is the right person for this exciting and challenging new role,” said President/CEO Keith Rozolis.  “He'll also be working closely with his successor in the West to ensure a smooth transition for our associates, customers, and suppliers.”

Simonelli joined ABC Supply in 1988 as manager of the Bellville, Ill., location. While holding several branch and district management positions, his locations saw numerous accolades, including regional “Center of the Year” and national “Center of the Year” honors. He was promoted to manager of the Rocky Mountain Region in 1997 and named West Region vice president in 2005.

Prior to joining ABC, Simonelli held multiple positions in strategic warehouse planning operations and distribution center management for firms including Michael Walters and Domino’s Pizza.

He is a native of Massachusetts and graduated from Brown University in Providence, R.I.

About ABC Supply
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products. Since its founding by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982, ABC Supply’s sole focus has been serving professional contractors – taking care of them better than any other distributor and offering the products, services and support they need to build their businesses. It accomplishes this by being an “employee-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply has more than 600 locations nationwide. It is a nine-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award. More information is available at