Celeste Beeks Mastin has Joined Distribution International, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer.

February 15, 2013

Houston, TX –  The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Celeste Beeks Mastin has joined Distribution International as Chief Executive Officer effective February 11, 2013.

Celeste is an experienced building products executive, most recently serving as CEO of MMI Products, Inc., a market leading manufacturer and distributor of steel-­‐based concrete accessories, concrete reinforcement, and fencing systems. Prior to joining MMI, Celeste spent 17 years in the chemical industry.

Celeste began her career in sales at Shell Chemical. She later held global sales roles of increasing responsibility at Bostik, a custom formulator and solution provider to its customers; she ultimately led the global nonwovens division there. After 7 years at Bostik, Celeste joined Ferro Corp to lead a global glass and pigments based business that she and her team grew through global expansion and service enhancement, specifically increased delivery timeliness and reduced lead time. In her final role at Ferro, she was responsible for creating a corporate purchasing function, consolidating the corporation’s $1.3 billion in spend into a centralized operating group.

The Board was impressed not only with Celeste’s business acumen and successful track record, but also by her energy, leadership abilities, and focus on customer, vendor and employee relationships. Celeste shares the Board’s enthusiasm for DI’s growth opportunities. Among her first priorities will be heightening our customers’ experience with DI and strengthening DI’s partnerships with its vendors.

Celeste has an MBA from the University of Houston and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Washington State University.

The board would like to thank Doug Waugaman for his leadership during the integration of Distribution International and Thorpe. We are pleased to announce that Doug will take the role of Chief Financial Officer of DI effective immediately.

Contact: Robert Hlavenka, Vice President and General Manager of Distribution International USA, 713-580-0160 www.distributionintl.com


With more than twenty years experience Distribution International (DI) is the #1 thermal insulation supplier in North America. DI delivers thermal insulation, safety equipment and environmental products worldwide.

Distribution International is North America’s largest insulation distributor of high quality insulation supplies; abatement, refractory, firestopping and marine products.

Distribution International services the industrial, commercial, marine and governmental sectors.

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