Jo-Kell Inc. (Chesapeake, VA): John Kelly has been promoted to chief corporate officer and Kristin Parkinson has been promoted to chief operating officer effective immediately. Kelly has been with Jo-Kell for more than 18 years and has worked at positions including channel manager, business process manager and executive VP of sales and marketing. He also created new departments in the company and led teams in times of emergency. Moving forward, he will continue to oversee all of Jo-Kell’s sales and marketing efforts and provide leadership in establishing the direction of the company in both the short and long term.
Initially hired as the head of the company’s Jacksonville branch, Kristin Parkinson led the Jacksonville team to more than 500% revenue growth over her tenure. She was promoted to executive VP of operations in 2019.
Founded in 1977, Jo-Kell is a woman-owned small business that focuses on the military, commercial marine and industrial marketplaces. Headquartered in Chesapeake, VA, Jo-Kell serves customers nationwide, with locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and California. The company was ranked #93 on Electrical Wholesaling’s 2020 Top 200 listing with 75 employees and three locations.