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Network Distribution, a global distribution organization, announced retirement for a long-term employee, Warren Noble. The company additionally promoted James Rodgers to fill this key position.

Warren Noble, vice president of Supplier Development, will retire effective March 31, 2023. Warren’s decision to retire will bring to close a remarkable career of more than 40 years of service in the distribution industry. During his 20-plus years with Network, Warren has been an indelible force in solidifying critical relationships with the supplier community, fueling the engine of the organization’s success.

Network President and CEO, Alan Tomblin says, “Warren has long held one of the most demanding roles at Network with aplomb. He has represented Network with integrity and excellence in a manner that makes each of us proud. His contributions to the organization will be felt long after he moves on, and we thank him for his leadership and expertise. We wish him the very best in a well-deserved retirement.

Additionally, the organization has appointed James Rodgers to the role of vice president of Supplier Development effective Feb. 1.  

Rodgers has served as the director of Sales and Operations for Network’s NetSource business since 2019. In that role he displayed great leadership and business acumen, consistently growing the business over plan. In this announcement, Tomblin commented, “James’ leadership and performance with NetSource has driven great value for the organization. We are confident his experience, vision, and knowledge of the industry will serve as a cornerstone of ongoing success as we continue delivering value to our treasured Suppliers.”