I. Edward Tonkon II
I. Edward Tonkon has over 20 years of senior executive leadership experience in the publicly-traded and private equity corporate environments of retail and business-to-business outsourcing.
is a Senior Advisor partnering with Sterling Investment Partners, L.L.P., a private equity firm with $800 million of committed capital based in Westport, CT (www.sterlinglp.com).
primary role is to assist Sterling Investment Partners
to identify and acquire service business companies in the middle market that can achieve significant value creation.
From 1999 through 2005 Tonkon was Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of WIS International (www.wis.ca), the world's second largest physical inventory management and merchandising services business with over 14,000 employees.
From 1996 to 1999, Tonkon was President and General Manager of Huffy Service First, the Dayton, Ohio-based subsidiary of Huffy Corporation and the only nationwide provider of product assembly services to retail.
From 1990 to 1996, he held various Vice President positions in operations, sales and account management at WIS International (formerly Washington Inventory Service).
From 1979 to 1990 he served in various management posts in finance, operations, distribution with Southland Corporation and Chief Auto Parts in Dallas, Texas.
has been a featured speaker for annual conferences of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores
, the American Logistics Association
, The Lean Enterprise Institute
and The Association for Manufacturing Excellence
in the subjects of Inventory Management and Lean practices.
Tonkon earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.