Essendant Appoints Group President

July 28, 2017

Essendant has appointed Chris Kempa group president of its industrial group and president of its partner brand ORS Nasco.

Kempa joined Essendant in 2015 from W.W. Grainger, Inc., where he served in a variety of leadership roles throughout his 20-year tenure. Kempa most recently served as senior vice president of merchandising for Essendant’s industrial group.

About Essendant
Previously known as United Stationers, Essendant is a Deerfield, IL-based wholesale distributor of workplace products. Essendant’s portfolio includes its partner brands Azerty, LagasseSweet, Medco, and ORS Nasco. For more information, visit