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Afflink announces new president

* AFFLINK-Wilson.jpgMichael Wilson is the new president and chief executive officer of Afflink, while Chip Shields (pictured below, right) has been promoted and will move into the role of chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

"Michael and Chip have done a tremendous job helping grow the business," says Patrick Hagerty, executive vice president & chief commercial officer at PFG.

"Afflink is an important business division for PFG and continues to be a critical resource to its independent members and preferred suppliers. We are excited about the prospects for both short- and long-term success under Michael and Chip's leadership."

Before being named president and chief executive officer, Michael was AFFLINK's senior vice president, business development.

Throughout his 18-year career at Afflink, he has led various business units, including:

- The Industrial Packaging Division
- National Accounts
- Marketing and Events
- Indirect
- Spend solutions for PFG operating companies.

He holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Mississippi and a master's degree in writing / public relations from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He says:

"It's an honour to work alongside Chip and t* AFFLINK-New-President.jpghe Afflink team to continue driving growth and being a differentiator in the market for our members, suppliers and PFG OpCos," says Michael.

"We are acutely aware of the responsibility afforded us in these new roles, and we're committed to being a re-investable business that earns the trust and confidence of our stakeholders every day."

Prior to his promotion, Chip served as Afflink's vice president of finance. He joined Afflink in 2002 and has held diverse leadership roles with the company, including Finance, Operations, Outbound Call Centre and Information Technology.

Previously, Chip spent six years as chief financial officer of Boone Newspapers, a national network of privately held community newspapers.

Chip, who has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Alabama, says:

"I'm excited to be taking a greater role in the day-to-day operations of AFFLINK, and I look forward to supporting Michael as our teams continue to deliver results based on the core values we adhere to as an organisation."


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