Greg Borr Sets Date for Retirement and Announces Jennie Bryan as New President of O’Connor Company
At their September dealer meeting, Greg Borr, President of O’Connor Company, announced that he was stepping down as President, in anticipation of his 2023 retirement. Effective October 1, the newly appointed president of the company is Jennie Bryan, formerly O’Connor’s Vice President of Operations.
Greg has worked at O’Connor Company for almost 12 years in various leadership roles and has been President for the last five years. He has decided to leave the business to spend more time with his family. Though his departure is bittersweet, he is excited to see how the company will continue to grow under Jennie’s leadership.
“I’m excited for this transition.” stated Greg Borr. “Jennie’s 20 plus years of experience in wholesale distribution in HR, sales management, project management and operations management including the last five years at O’Connor Company will serve the team well as she transitions into the role.”
In addition to her industry experience, Jennie has served as President of the Prophet 21 Midwest Users Group, served as a Board of Directors Member for Women in HVAC, and earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology and business from Oakland University. She will be a part of the short list of women presidents in the HVAC industry.
“It has been an honor working alongside Greg,” said Jennie Bryan. “He has set an example of what outstanding leadership should be. I look forward to building upon the culture of customer service and excellence that he has created here.”
Greg will stay on as the Immediate Past President for the next six months to help ensure a smooth transition.
“Greg has done an outstanding job as President of O’Connor and has built a strong customer service culture that I admire and appreciate. We all wish him well in his retirement next year. Over the next several months, I look forward to working with Greg and Jennie for a smooth transition. With Jennie’s impressive experience I look forward to continued success at O’Connor,” said Kevin Baxter, President of HVAC at Munch’s Supply/Marcone.
Munch’s Supply, a Marcone company, is the premium HVAC distributor that acquired O’Connor Company in 2017.
About Munch’s Supply
Munch’s Supply was founded in 1956 by Willard Munch, who wanted to develop a local source of electrical supplies for area contractors. Today the company has more than 1,200 employees focused exclusively on supplying heating, cooling and plumbing industry contractors with quality products. For more than 65 years, Munch’s Supply has operated with a commitment to service as a leading distributor for trusted brands such as American Standard, Trane, Mitsubishi, Rheem, IPEX, AO Smith, Kohler, Tempstar, Keeprite and Frigidaire. For more information, visit munchsupply.com.
Marcone is an authorized distributor for major brands such as Whirlpool, Electrolux, General Electric, Maytag, Bosch, Samsung, L-G and many more. Through its vast distribution network, Marcone supplies the largest inventory of original replacement parts in the country for household appliances such as refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves, washers, and dryers. Marcone exports globally and also operates a comprehensive training institute offering quality business and technical training. Headquartered in St. Louis, Marcone operates 122 facilities, has approximately 2,100 employees, and serves approximately 43,000 technician customers. For more information, visit marcone.com.
About O’Connor Company
O’Connor Company is an industry leader for wholesale Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment, parts and tools. As a wholesale distributor of HVAC services in the Midwest, they provide an impressive list of high-quality product lines. O’Connor Company is a subsidiary of Munch’s Supply, an award-winning American Standard and Trane distributorship that represents products from more than 100 industry manufacturers with 8,000 SKUs. For more information, visit oconnorhvac.com.