Merrimack, N.H - PC Connection, the direct marketer of IT products and services, has appointed Timothy McGrath president and chief operating officer, a new position for the company.
McGrath joined PC Connection in 2005 and most recently served as PC Connection Enterprises executive VP. He reports to chairman, CEO and co-founder Patricia Gallup.
"This change was made to recognize Tim McGrath's outstanding leadership in times of both good and challenging economic conditions," Gallup said. "His ability to guide the efforts of our subsidiaries to grow sales and earnings, focus on meeting the needs of their customers, and achieve operational excellence has been a tremendous asset."
McGrath began his IT career at Hewlett Packard, where he served as area sales manager for the Eastern region, and served as executive VP of Insight North America before joining PC Connection.
Publicly-held PC Connection sells computer systems and peripherals direct to the business, government, education and consumer channels through catalogs, phone and the Internet. The company carries over 130,000 competitively-priced brand-name products that are custom-configured, shipped and serviced from a central distribution facility in Wilmington, Ohio.
Founded with $8,000 in 1982 by Gallup and David Hall, the company went public and opened a new corporate headquarters in Merrimack, N.H., in 1998. It has since grown into a Fortune 1000 business fueled by the 1999 purchase of ComTeq Federal (renamed GovConnection) and the 2004 launch of ServiceConnection, which serves small businesses.
The company also operates a MacConnection sister site for Apple products, and more recently formed the PC Connection Express, an e-tail and catalog subsidiary that sells an expanded assortment of TVs, small office products, games and other CE to the consumer and small office/home office (SOHO) segment.
PC Connection maintains facilities in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland and Texas, and ranked 52
on the TWICE Top 100 with CE sales of $154 million last year.