Our mission is to deliverTHE BETTER WAY
We connect our customers to unmatched distribution and fulfillment capabilities so they can reach further and grow faster. As the essential link from point of sale to delivery, we empower resellers and manufacturers to improve their customer experience, expand their paths to growth and optimize their supply chain.
Our logistics and distribution expertise, broad product assortment and system integrations fuel businesses of all sizes, creating a powerful way to meet the demands of commerce today.
Our Core Values
Embrace & Drive Change
Essendant is a purpose-driven company that reaches beyond business goals to define its success. We support our associates, customers and communities – and our values shape all we do. We are committed to doing what’s right in all situations for all stakeholders.
We are a diverse and inclusive team, bringing together different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that make us a better, more innovative company. And we're committed to continually building on a culture that empowers everyone, ensures the well-being of our associates, suppliers, customers and the public, and makes a positive impact in our communities. As part of our commitment to our principles, we've participated in a range of DE&I Indexes. See more »
Our Guiding Principles
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Backpacks for Kids
City of Hope
The Essendant Charitable Foundation and councils across the country engage associates to make a meaningful difference. Through partnerships with industry and domestic organizations, we join together to give back to our local communities and serve those in need.
Incorporates under the name Utility Supply Company
Opens first retail store and publishes first office products catalog
Enters the office products wholesale business
Begins to operate exclusively as an office products wholesaler and opens its first state-of-the-art distribution center
Is acquired by
Acquires Peerless Paper
Acquires Sweet Paper
Acquires O.K.I. Supply
Acquires CPO Commerce, MEDCO and G2S
Acquires Nestor Sales
Is acquired by Sycamore Partners affiliate, working together with another Sycamore portfolio company, Staples, Inc.
Divests the Industrial and Automotive businesses of Essendant to One Equity Partners, a private equity firm. This sale includes ORS Nasco, Essendant Canada, O.K.I. Middle East, MEDCO, Nestor and G2S.
Essendant Fulfillment Services launches
2022 Marks a Century of Delivering Better
Our Leadership Team
President and CEO
SVP, General Counsel
SVP, Sales and Merchandising
SVP, Human Resources
SVP, Supply Chain
SVP, Customer Experience, Marketing, and Pricing
SVP, Information Technology
SVP, Finance and CFO