DirecSource Acquires Centricity, Appoints Ring COO

Steps taken to build upon efficiencies in sourcing, manufacturing, shipping, warehousing and fulfillment services

ANNISTON, AL - DirecSource, a leading Global Sourcing and Manufacturing Services Provider, has announced the acquisition of Centricity Industrial Solutions, Inc., and has appointed Ed Ring to the position of Chief Operating Officer to help enhance its services and expand its business.

The acquisition of Centricity Industrial Solutions provides DirecSource with disciplined channel focus while helping to improve backend operations.

“With Ed's leadership we will work to align our business focus with our core competencies increasing our value as a business partner," says Bruce Rothwell, CEO of DirecSource. “Over the past three years demand for our services has quadrupled,” said Rothwell. “We're fortunate, but need to ensure we stay disciplined and within our core markets so we can best serve our customers and continue to deliver on our promises."

Ring, who founded Centricity, brings over 20 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience to DirecSource working in entrepreneurial positions as well as with fortune 500 Companies such as 3M.

As COO, Ring will look to align DirecSource with specific market channels and seek opportunities for DirecSource within the company's three core business channels which include, Sports and Fitness (including the outdoor and team channels), Health and Wellness as well as Toys and Novelties.

“DirecSource is truly a diamond in the rough,” said Ring. “They offer complete supply chain services, all in house, from material sourcing and production management, to logistics, warehousing, shipping and fulfillment. Because we do it all, we offer some of the most competitive pricing in the industry and have an unmatched service and delivery record,” said Ring.

DirecSource is a U.S. based company with offices in Atlanta, Denver and Los Angeles. “Our U.S. presence ensures that our customers receive personal service here in the US, complete access to project updates and product development support,” said Ring.

Ring said he has been extremely pleased with what he's seen from the operations end of the business, noting that DirecSource produces products that meet or exceed industry standards. “They have an unmatched track record of delivering on-time and on-budget. My objective will be to ensure that people in the sourcing and manufacturing world know about us,” said Ring.

DirecSource is a Leading Global Supply Chain Solutions Company providing sourcing, manufacturing, logistics, shipping, warehousing and fulfillment services. To learn more about DirecSource please visit www.direcsource.com or contact Ed Ring at edr@direcsource.com