Ryan Esposito appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Sowa Tool

Kitchener, Ont. (April 24, 2018) – Sowa Tool & Machine Co. Ltd., is pleased to announce that Ryan Esposito has joined the organization in the role of COO. Ryan brings with him 20+ years of industrial distribution experience. 


Most recently, Mr. Esposito has served as Vice President of Metalworking and Category Management at MSC Industrial Supply, a leading provider of metalworking and MRO supplies to manufacturers across the globe. 


Ryan will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company. He will be overseeing all operations in Canada, USA, and Asia. This includes defining company strategies, growth objectives, and enhancing supplier and customer relationships.


“Sowa Tool for quality and service has been the backbone of our company for 58 years. We have built a solid business and reputation serving the North American metalworking industry. Ryan will be a great addition for Sowa. His energy and experience will help us establish a stronger foundation for growth and positon the company for success for many years to come.”

remarks Barry Schwartz, Vice-President – Sales & Marketing


We asked the President, Gerhard Sowa Junior to share his comments:

“Our customer’s needs are ever evolving and our ability to anticipate their challenges, along with how we solve them while remaining competitive in such a dynamic marketplace requires forward thinking, flexibility and strong leadership. Ryan is a highly experienced and well-regarded executive. I am very excited to have him be part of our skilled management team and contribute to the continuing success and growth of our company.”