MSC Industrial Supply Co., a premier distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services to industrial customers throughout North America, today announced that Edward Martin has joined the company as senior vice president of sales and customer success.

Martin joins MSC following an impressive 27-year tenure with General Electric where he served as chief commercial officer and led large \sales organizations for several of the company’s industrial-related businesses. He most recently served as chief commercial officer for GE’s Power’s industrial solutions business with responsibility for worldwide sales, marketing, pricing, and commercial operations. Martin received a bachelor’s degree in managerial economics and mathematics from Union College in Schenectady, New York. 

“We are pleased to welcome Eddie Martin, an exceptional, experienced sales executive, to MSC’s leadership team,” says Erik Gershwind, president and chief executive officer. “Eddie has demonstrated a strong record of success in capturing market share while improving profitability, and his experience in establishing an execution culture is particularly important as we look to drive greater results from the recent transformation of our sales organization.”