Wisconsin-based First Supply announced a pair of key hires to its management team. First, Dave Lyneis has been named director of logistics and warehouse operations.

 Lyneis has significant warehouse distribution leadership experience. For the past three years, Lyneis has been the logistics manager for several of Kohler’s distribution centers. He has previously held distribution and operations leadership roles for Carlisle Transportation Products, Batteries Plus/ODW Logistics and WESCO Distribution. Lyneis graduated from Concordia University and received additional training in Kaizen and Lean principles.

His responsibilities will include providing strategic and direct leadership to all logistics, distribution and transportation operations. He will be based out of corporate headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin and will report directly to Chairman and CEO Joe Poehling.

“This is a vital role for First Supply. With the pedigree that Dave is bringing with him to the position, we are all excited to see our logistics and warehouse operations goals achieved under his leadership,” Poehling stated.

Additionally, First Supply named Scott Boehlke (pictured) general manager of the company’s newly created Eastern region.
Having worked in the distribution industry for nearly 30 years, Boehlke brings with him a commitment to the team, customers and vendors, making him the ideal candidate for this new role, the distributor noted. Boehlke has spent the last four years as a branch manager at First Supply. Boehlke has put in the hard work and shown the dedication needed to be successful in a very competitive market, the company added.

In his new position, Boehlke will manage the southeast Wisconsin locations of First Supply, which include Oak Creek, West Bend, Brookfield, Delavan, Racine and Kenosha. He will be based out of the First Supply Oak Creek facility and will report directly to Poehling.

“As we worked toward the creation of the Eastern region of First Supply, Scott Boehlke stood out as a person that continued to prove himself as more than capable of handling the duties of being the general manager. He has the support of the team in southeast Wisconsin and I am supremely confident in what he can achieve,” Poehling said.

First Supply has 47 locations, including 28 distribution branches, one central distribution center and 18 kitchen, bath and lighting stores in the upper Midwest. The family-owned company was founded in 1897 and employs more than 650 people.