NWN Names COO As It Eyes Future Growth


NWN’s new COO Skip Tappen
NWN's new COO Skip Tappen

NWN, a $250 million fast growing national solution provider, is laying the groundwork for a stepped-up march to hit the billion-dollar sales mark by naming six-year company veteran Skip Tappen to the new post of Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Tappen, who was previously executive vice president of the Waltham, Mass.-headquartered company, will now oversee day-to-day operations with P&L (profit and loss) responsibility for six of the seven NWN regions.

The appointment marks a more formal management structure of sorts for company which has put a stake in the ground to hit the $1 billion sales mark.

Tappen, a former partner and 15-year veteran with consulting giant Accenture, has been instrumental in integrating the nine acquisitions that NWN has made over the last five years.

When Tappen joined NWN, the company had less than $5 million in sales with 30 employees in one location. Today, NWN is a $250 million company with 460 employees in 11 locations.

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