Thomas I. Morgan has served as a Director since 2007. Mr. Morgan served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Baker & Taylor, Inc. from July 2008 through January 2014. Baker and Taylor was the World’s largest book and publishing company, until it was sold in 2016. Mr. Morgan served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Hughes Supply, Inc. from May 2003 until March 2006 when the company was purchased by The Home Depot, Inc. He joined Hughes Supply in 2001 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Hughes Supply, Mr. Morgan served as Chief Executive Officer of EnfoTrust Network from 2000 to 2001, Value America in 1999, and US Office Products from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Morgan began his career with Genuine Parts Company (“GPC”), where he held positions of increasing responsibility throughout the organization. He concluded his 22-year career with GPC in 1997, serving as Executive Vice President of S.P. Richards Co. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of GPC).
Mr. Morgan served on the Waste Management Board from April 2006 through June 2008. In 2012, Mr. Morgan was appointed to the Board of Directors of Rayonier, Inc., a leading international forest products company until July 1, 2014 when Rayonier, Inc. was split into 2 companies, including Rayonier Advance Materials, Inc. Mr. Morgan continues to serve on the Rayonier Advance Materials board. Since 2013, Mr. Morgan served on the Board of Directors of ITT Tech Institute through September 2016.
Mr. Morgan holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Morgan is well qualified to serve as a member of the Company’s Board. His experiences include holding CEO and other senior executive officer positions at distributors of various products, including IT products and physical and digital content and value added services. His leadership roles in different distribution markets allow him to provide value related to management, operations, and risk.