Core & Main appoints new senior leadership members

Core & Main recently announced the appointment of Tim Maynard, vice president of corporate development and Mark Whittenburg, general counsel and secretary to its senior leadership team. Maynard and Whittenburg both joined the company in late September.

“The addition of these two senior leaders to Core & Main strengthens our team and supports our goals for strategic growth,” said Core & Main President and CEO Steve LeClair. “Their breadth of experience and skills enhances the talent we already have, and I am excited to work with both of them as our vision for Core & Main’s future continues to progress.”


Maynard, Core & Main’s new vice president of corporate development, will be responsible for pursuing and executing growth opportunities for Core & Main. He reports directly to LeClair, and will lead the company’s merger/acquisition and corporate development function, including strategy and inorganic growth initiatives, pipeline development, strategic evaluation, deal structure, valuation, due diligence and negotiation.

Maynard’s considerable experience includes a large body of transactions among diverse industries and geographies, with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $30 billion. He joined Core & Main following his most recent position as Vice President of Corporate Development for FEI Company, a leading global manufacturer and provider of hardware and software for electron, ion and light microscopy for the sciences, electronics and natural resources markets.


As the company’s new general counsel and secretary, Whittenburg will manage a team of legal and compliance professionals who handle all of Core & Main’s corporate governance, compliance and legal matters. He will also advise the company’s senior leadership team and board of directors on legal and strategic matters such as merger and acquisition activities. Whittenburg will report directly to LeClair.

Prior to joining Core & Main, Whittenburg was based in Shanghai, China where he served as vice president, legal for the Asia Pacific region with Autoliv, a $10 billion automotive safety company. His background also includes multiple roles of increased responsibility with GE throughout the United States and Far East, culminating as vice president and general counsel in Charlottesville, Virginia and finally chief compliance officer in Shanghai.

Core & Main is one of North America’s largest distributors of water, sewer, storm, fusible piping and fire protection infrastructure products that serves the needs of both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of the water, wastewater, clean water, landfill, energy, and fire protection industries. Core & Main operates more than 246 branches serving North America, the Caribbean and international markets. The company provides localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers’ success.

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