Core & Main, one of the nation’s largest distributors of water, sewer, storm and fire protection products, recently announced the appointment of two new senior leadership team members. Tim Maynard, vice president of Corporate Development and Mark Whittenburg, general counsel and secretary, both joined the company in late September 2017.
“The addition of these two senior leaders to Core & Main strengthens our team and supports our goals for strategic growth,” said Core & Main president and CEO Steve LeClair. “Their breadth of experience and skills enhances the talent we already have, and I am excited to work with both of them as our vision for Core & Main’s future continues to progress.”
Maynard, Core & Main’s new vice president of Corporate Development, is responsible for pursuing and executing growth opportunities for Core & Main. He reports directly to LeClair, and leads the company’s merger/acquisition and corporate development function, including strategy and inorganic growth initiatives, pipeline development, strategic evaluation, deal structure, valuation, due diligence and negotiation.
Maynard’s considerable experience includes a large body of transactions among diverse industries and geographies, with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $30 billion. He joined Core & Main following his most recent position as vice president of Corporate Development for FEI Company, a leading global manufacturer and provider of hardware and software for electron, ion and light microscopy for the sciences, electronics and natural resources markets.
As the company’s new general counsel and secretary, Whittenburg manages a team of legal and compliance professionals who handle all of Core & Main’s corporate governance, compliance and legal matters. He also advises the company’s senior leadership team and board of directors on legal and strategic matters such as merger and acquisition activities. Whittenburg reports directly to LeClair.
Prior to joining Core & Main, Whittenburg was based in Shanghai, China where he served as vice president, Legal for the Asia Pacific region with Autoliv, a $10 billion automotive safety company.
His background also includes multiple roles of increased responsibility with GE throughout the U.S. and Far East, culminating as vice president and general counsel in Charlottesville, Virginia and finally chief compliance officer in Shanghai, China.