FORT WORTH, Texas, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Morrison Supply Company announced today that it has elected Manuel "Manny" J. Perez de la Mesa as a Director of the Company.
Mr. Perez de la Mesa is President and Chief Executive Officer of Pool Corporation (Nasdaq: POOL), the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related backyard products. Joining PoolCorp in 1999 as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Perez de la Mesa became CEO in 2001. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Perez de la Mesa served as Vice President of Distribution Operations for Watsco, Inc., a HVAC/R distribution company. He has also served as an executive at Del Monte and IBM. Mr. Perez de la Mesa has an MBA from St. John's University and a BBA from Florida International University.
Mr. Chip Hornsby, Morrison's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Manny brings to our Board seasoned leadership in building high-growth, industry-leading distribution businesses. He has a unique track record in growing organizations through strategic acquisitions and internal people development. Specifically, his experience in building PoolCorp into a market leader with a well-respected brand name will be a valuable asset as we look to expand Morrison Supply in the coming years."Mr. Perez de la Mesa has also served on the Board of Directors for American Reprographics since 2004. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the US Chamber of Commerce. About Morrison Supply Company Morrison Supply Company is the leading wholesale distributor of plumbing, HVAC, and related products in the Southwest United States. Morrison offers a large selection of both commercial and residential supplies, fixtures and equipment and provides extensive support from experienced, knowledgeable staff committed to impeccable customer service. A pioneer in the industry, Morrison now operates approximately eighty branch and showroom locations in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana. For more information, please visit morsco.com