Ferguson announced the appointment of Alex Hutcherson as chief operating officer. In his new role, Hutcherson is responsible for the national execution of our strategy and has direct responsibility for Ferguson’s sourcing, supply chain, product management, change management, national sales and corporate services teams. He succeeds Kevin Murphy, who was recently named CEO.

Hutcherson joined Ferguson in 1988 as a trainee in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He has held numerous positions within the organization for more than 29 years, including branch manager, general manager and area manager. In 2012, Hutcherson was promoted to vice president of HVAC and took on the senior vice president of HVAC role in 2016.

“I am both honored and humbled to have this opportunity,” said Hutcherson. “I look forward to working with operational teams across the business to provide greater speed of execution and enhanced capabilities and services, ensuring Ferguson remains the best path to market for our suppliers.”

“Alex brings a wealth of experience to the role, having served in numerous leadership positions during his 29-year tenure with Ferguson,” said Murphy. “I am confident that Ferguson is well-positioned for future growth and success with these changes to our leadership team.”