Fencing Supply Group (FSG) appointed several individuals into leadership positions, including naming Andrea Hogan as the wholesale distributor’s CEO. FSG was formed in early 2021 by private equity firm The Sterling Group through acquisitions of Merchant Metals and Binford Supply.

“Andrea brings proven experience in sales, commercial leadership, operational excellence, and supply chain management,” Brian Henry, partner at The Sterling Group, said in a news release. “These are all things that will make her an exceptional partner for our existing teams, customers, and vendors.”

Hogan most recently served as the CEO of Merchant Metals, an organization she joined in 2015. In the role of CEO, Hogan led Merchant Metals through a complex corporate carve-out, substantial organic growth expansion, and a manufacturing consolidation and improvement effort, according to FSG. Prior to joining Merchant Metals, Hogan served as the vice president and general manager of Global Lighting and Solare at WESCO International.

“Merchant Metals’ success is driven by a talented and committed team who are always ready for the next challenge,” Hogan said. “Spend five minutes with anyone from Binford and you immediately see intense customer-centric passion. Those two teams are well-suited to come together to drive a superior customer experience.”

In addition to appointing Hogan CEO, FSG named Jeff Cook as executive vice president of M&A and greenfield. Cook will also continue to serve as the president of Binford. Kyle Guillot will become the president of Merchant Metals and serve as executive vice president of supply chain and manufacturing at FSG. FSG also appointed Anna Walker as the company’s CFO and Josh Griffin as the company’s senior vice president of IT.

“These are critical leadership roles that will be essential to supporting FSG businesses and their branches,” Hogan said. “I look forward to their partnership in building the best, most capable, and reliable supply chain for our customers.”

Both Merchant Metals and Binford Supply are leaders in their respective markets and the combination of the two companies represents a broader geographic footprint with “opportunities to continue providing best-in-class products and services to their growing customer bases,” according to FSG. FSG serves professional fencing contractors who provide new, improvement, and repair fencing services across residential, industrial, commercial, and infrastructure markets.