Bolingbrook, IL – January 4, 2023 – Windy City Wire is thrilled to announce the promotion of Dan Hughes to the position of President, effective immediately. Hughes, who has been an integral part of Windy City Wire since joining right after graduating from North Central College in 2001, will continue to play a pivotal role in the company’s growth and success.
In his new role as President, Dan will report directly to Rich Galgano, the CEO of Windy City Wire. Dan’s appointment to President is a key component of Windy City Wire’s strategic growth plan. His journey with the company highlights his unwavering dedication, exceptional skill, and visionary leadership. Since his start in June 2001, Dan has consistently been a major driving force in the company, introducing innovative strategies and ideas that have significantly contributed to our success. His profound understanding of the market and his remarkable ability to nurture strong relationships with clients and partners have been crucial in expanding our market presence and enhancing our service offerings.
Under Dan’s leadership and in close collaboration with CEO Rich Galgano, Windy City Wire has seen substantial growth. Dan’s ability to foresee the latest market trends, especially in cutting-edge technologies, and his commitment to cultivating a culture of excellence have been essential in our journey. His promotion is not only a reflection of his past achievements but also signifies our confidence in his ability to lead the Distribution Business towards a bright and prosperous future.
As Windy City Wire navigates the challenges and opportunities within the industry, Dan’s strategic insights and proven leadership skills, under the guidance of CEO Rich Galgano, will be invaluable in driving innovation, operational efficiency, and customer satisfaction. His appointment as President is a testament to Windy City Wire’s dedication to excellence and our commitment to nurturing talent from within.
“Dan has shown exceptional leadership and a steadfast commitment to the success of Windy City Wire,” says Rich Galgano, CEO of Windy City Wire.
“His promotion to President is a testament to his impressive work and the trust we place in his vision for the future of our company.” Johnny Thomson, CEO of Diploma PLC, which acquired Windy City Wire in October 2020, commented, “Since our acquisition, Dan has been instrumental in our business, demonstrating remarkable dedication and expertise. I am confident Dan will continue to lead Windy City Wire on a path of sustained growth under Rich’s leadership.”
“I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity,” expressed Dan Hughes. “I appreciate the trust placed in me by Rich Galgano and the company. I look forward to continuing our journey of growth and success at Windy City Wire.”
Dan resides in Naperville, Illinois, with his family. Post-graduation in 2001, he started his career at Windy City Wire as an inside salesperson. He progressed to National Sales Manager in 2008, overseeing significant team growth, and assumed management of the entire sales team in 2014. He finds immense pleasure in mentoring the sales team and revels in seeing others grow and succeed. Outside of work, Dan is a dedicated family man and an enthusiast of local high school and college sports.