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Independent Suppliers Group Announces Promotion of
Charles Formanto Chief Operating Officer

Rosemont, IL – September 28, 2023 – Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) is pleased to announce the promotion of Charles Forman to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective October 1, 2023.

In his new role, Charles Forman will take on expanded responsibilities including the oversight of the EPIC Business Essentials program and its cooperative contracts. This promotion is a significant step in ISG's strategic growth plan and will play a pivotal role in the upcoming CEO transition.

Charles Forman will work closely with Mike Gentile and James Rodgers to contribute to the smooth transition of leadership as part of ISG's long-term planning. His collaborative approach and deep industry expertise will be instrumental in ensuring a seamless succession process.

“Charles’ promotion is a direct reflection of his hard work and dedication to ISG,” said ISG Board of Directors Chairman, Yancey Jones Jr. “I look forward to working with him in this new role, with a focus on continued growth for our group.”

As a former business owner himself, Charles Forman has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen over the course of his 21 years working for ISG. As COO, he will assume a central role in guiding ISG through its next phase of development, ensuring continued excellence and prosperity for ISG and all of the members that it serves.

About Independent Suppliers Group 
Founded in 1977, Independent Suppliers Group is a leading global organization providing sales, marketing support, and purchasing power for the community-based independent office products dealer. The organization’s members are located throughout the U.S. and in 6 foreign countries. Collectively, Independent Suppliers Group members produce $7 billion in end-user sales. For more information, contact Independent Suppliers Group headquarters (Phone: 847-699-3330); or visit the Independent Suppliers Group website at