Earl & Brown, a Virtual Supply Company Hires Michael Hansen as Vice President, Operations

Beaverton, Oregon, January 2, 2015

Earl & Brown, a Virtual Supply Company, is pleased to announce that Michael Hansen has joined the company as Vice President, Operations. The announcement was made by Chuck Taylor, President and CEO of Earl & Brown, and is effective January 2, 2015.
“Ready for continued dramatic growth, we are kicking off the new year with Michael Hansen in a strategic leadership position as Vice President of Operations. After an extensive search, Michael was selected due to his impressive accomplishments at The United States Military Academy at West Point and Yale School of Management, and most importantly, his extensive distribution experience” stated Chuck Taylor. “With Michael’s team development skills, commitment to continuous improvement, and proven track record in distribution, we are well positioned for the future.”

Michael Hansen stated, “I am extremely excited to join a repeatedly evolving and fast paced organization such as Earl & Brown.  I look forward to leading a team that is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence and committed to not only meeting, but exceeding customer demands on a continual basis.”

Michael Hansen joins Earl & Brown with twenty years of managing operational and strategic change in diverse Fortune 50, private business, and combat environments. His career ranges from an Aviation Combat Platoon Leader to leading operations for Amazon’s largest volume fulfillment center in Lexington, Kentucky. Upon returning to the Pacific Northwest in 2010, Michael has served as Vice President of Operations for a large organic wholesale food distributor.

As the Vice President of Operations, Michael will oversee Earl & Brown’s Operations, Customer Service, Purchasing, Warehousing, Inventory, Supply Chain, Human Resources, and Technology departments.

About Earl & Brown, a Virtual Supply Company

Founded in 1927 by Don Burcham, transitioned in 1940 to the Earl family, joined by Larry Brown in 1964, and subsequently acquired by former employee, Chuck Taylor, Earl & Brown has a long history of delivering exceptional customer service and strategically staying ahead of the curve. As partners with major retailers, such as Amazon and Costco, as well as a wide network of dealers and resellers, Earl & Brown provides distribution, fulfillment, and marketing services.

Earl & Brown’s close relationships with manufacturers, e-commerce, brick-and-mortar retailers, and two-way radio dealers have been an important component of their success. Recognized as one of the “Top 150 Private Companies in Oregon,” as well as a perpetual member of the “Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in the U.S.,” Earl & Brown continues to enjoy stellar growth, while achieving “100 Best Company’s to Work For in Oregon” recognition. For more information, please visit www.earlbrown.com.