We supply America • Season 3 • Episode 6 • PG • 19 min 

Fostering Growth, Inspiring Excellence

Dive deep into the heart of COE Distributing, a bastion of innovation and stellar leadership in the office furnishings industry. Led by the visionary J.D. Ewing, a third-generation CEO with an unyielding dedication to fostering a vibrant and nurturing company culture, COE stands as a beacon of excellence and employee empowerment. Witness a company that, from a humble inception in 2009, has skyrocketed to industry prominence, generating over $126 million in sales in 2023. This extraordinary growth is not just a testament to exceptional leadership but a vibrant culture where humanity is at the core. Through “The Reach,” COE transcends the confines of the office, inspiring employees to become luminous beacons of positivity and growth in their communities.

Unleashing Potential Through a Culture Rooted in Humanity

Embark on a journey of discovery with COE Distributing, where the mission extends far beyond profit – aiming to facilitate growth, nurture potential, and cultivate an enriching experience for both employees and customers alike. With initiatives like the Rising Stars training and a fruitful partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins, COE transcends the traditional business model, offering a sanctuary of personal growth and mutual respect. Experience a narrative where core values are not just spoken but lived daily, creating a ripple effect of positive change that echoes through families and communities, showcasing the true essence of a business built on integrity and respect.

starring in this episode

J.D. Ewing

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Marlee Clabaugh

EA & Employee Engagement Coordinator

Tim Gaudiello

HR Generalist

Kacy Kennedy

Special Order / Customer Service Team Lead

Eric Kennedy

Recovery Returns and Parts Warehouse

Jennifer Jubin

VP of Customer Experience

Jacki Kmetz

Purchasing Specialist

Staci Kmetz

Daughter of Jacki Kmetz

Full Interview With Chairman & CEO J.D. Ewing

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