COE Distributing is one of the nation's largest office furnishings suppliers, serving customers throughout the United States and the Caribbean
from its headquarters near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and additional distribution centers in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Houston, Texas.
COE's culture plays as big a role in the company's success as its quality products. A wide array of employee engagement and training programs
at COE develop leaders at all levels of the organization, enabling the business to scale quickly to meet emerging demands. Chairman and CEO J.D. Ewing's emphasis on the company's core values of Customer Service, Teamwork, Quality, Transparency, Safety, Innovation and Respect increase satisfaction and cultivate positive interactions among team members and clients.
Innovative Leader. Work Culture Champion.
An active leader within the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors and the Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association, J.D. has guided his third-generation, family-owned business through exponential growth while establishing a thriving workplace culture.
From issues impacting the furnishings industry to shipping and distribution challenges to employee engagement and business advice for C-suite executives, J.D. is poised to answer tough questions and provide unique media perspective. He shares his outlook on achieving success as a cohesive team valuing input of each member in monthly columns for Smart Business and across various media platforms.