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The Master Group is pleased to welcome John Kaul as president. With an exceptional track record in the industry, and a proven commitment to excellence, Kaul is poised to lead The Master Group towards continued success and growth.
Kaul first joined Master as a member of the company's board of directors in May 2022 and then as Chief Operating Officer in October 2022. He has over 25 years of global experience serving on a variety of boards and leading industrial distribution businesses in North America and Europe. Kaul brings a diverse perspective having led sales, operations and supply chain functions and scaling industrial distribution businesses across a variety of end markets and geographies. He graduated from University College London with a Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and the University of Alberta with a Master's degree in engineering management.
"As we continue to focus on the execution of our long-term business strategy, I am extremely confident in John’s capabilities and leadership.” said Louis St-Laurent, CEO of The Master Group. John’s broad and deep knowledge of scaled industrial distribution businesses, diverse background and Master experience position him as an ideal candidate to lead the next stage of Master’s evolution.”
“I am both excited and humbled to be joining the Master Group as President.” Kaul said. “The organization, in recent years, has executed an ambitious growth strategy in the face of unprecedented macro and socio-economic challenges and opportunities. Amidst continued supply and energy chain disruptions and the confluence of electrification and decarbonization the evolution of the company’s growth narrative will be more critical than ever. I look forward to playing a key role in the shaping of this narrative and supporting a great organization and team in the next chapter of its journey.”
Under the leadership of Kaul, The Master Group will further enhance its position as a leading HVAC-R distribution company delivering high-quality products, innovative solutions, and unparalleled customer service.