White Cap names merchandising exec

White Cap Construction Supply, a division of Atlanta-based HD Supply, has announced the appointment of  Ross Anker as VP merchandising.

In this role, Anker will help to define and execute major product initiatives for the company. He will focus on supplier relations and agreements, product assortment, new product introduction and volume and margin expansion.

Anker will report to HD Supply’s White Cap President John Stegeman. Prior to HD Supply White Cap, Anker served as senior VP product management, marketing, and Information systems & Six Sigma for MSC Industrial Supply in Melville, N.Y. He has extensive experience in development, P&L management, purchasing, merchandising and marketing. Within MSC Industrial Supply, he also managed several areas of operations including two subsidiaries while also having responsibility for the overall MSC strategic planning process.

White Cap Construction Supply is the nation's leading distributor of specialty hardware, tools and materials for large and medium-sized contractors working in the construction industry.