Eldest of Third Generation Porter Pipe Family Named CEO
If you know Porter Pipe, you know that culture and family mean everything to our team. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that we’re transitioning into new leadership with a third generation Porter Pipe team member! Our very own COO Nick Porter has been named our new CEO, continuing our legacy as a family-owned company.
“To carry the responsibility as CEO in our business is an honor. It’s an opportunity to put myself in service, at a very real level, to the people who work here, to a vision I am passionate about and to a purpose I believe in,” expressed Nick. “I get to provide leadership and inspiration. I get to spread a message of Faith, of service and of excellence. I get to carry on a legacy started by my grandfather, carried on by my father and my uncle and now carried forward by my brothers and cousins. I get to act as a steward to our people and, ultimately, to the customers and vendors we serve.”
As COO, Nick has played a pivotal role in helping to carve out a space for Porter Pipe as a leading wholesale supplier serving America with value-added services and industry-leading materials. Now, Nick is following in his father’s footsteps. Rest assured that Jim Porter, our current CEO, company Co-Founder and father to Nick, will remain actively involved with the company by serving as Chairman of the Board. While our team has thrived under the leadership of Jim, each of us is eager to see Nick take on this new and deserved role in stride.
“I feel both humbled and excited for this transition. This will be our 45th year in business, and I’ll represent the third generation of family leadership in a business that’s filled with family—and people that are genuinely like family,” added Nick. “It’s amazing, and I’ll pour my heart and soul into it. Good things are ahead, that much I can promise.”
From all of us at Porter Pipe, we congratulate Nick on this new, well-earned title! We can’t wait to continue on under your leadership.