Nu-Calgon Appoints DeWight Wallace as President of Nu-Calgon

ST LOUIS, MO (March 26, 2018) – Nu-Calgon, the leader in specialty chemicals, announced the appointment of DeWight Wallace as President on July 1, 2018. Wallace will replace Robert Pierce, who is retiring after 15 successful years as President.

Wallace is the current President of Johnstone Supply and has over 30 years of leadership experience and nearly a decade in the HVAC industry. As President, Wallace will lead Nu-Calgon’s operating business in the Americas (Canada, U.S. and Latin America) as well as expand their global distribution efforts.

“Nu-Calgon is a customer focused company bringing value and innovation to our wholesalers. DeWight embodies these beliefs and will use his wholesaler experience to focus on growing our customer relationships and bringing quality products to the market place,” said Al Butler owner of Nu-Calgon. “Wallace is the right leader to help us continue to grow our business and to help the company achieve our long-term strategic goals.".

DeWight Wallace has been the Chief Executive Officer at Johnstone Supply, Inc. since the start of 2010. During DeWight’s tenure at Johnstone, the cooperative has grown to more than 400 locations and sales over 2 billion dollars. Wallace has also served as the President of Newark Americas and MCM Electronics. Prior to joining MCM, Wallace served as VP of Marketing for GE Capital and in a number of senior engineering and management roles for Texas Instruments, General Motors and General Electric. He earned his MBA from the Ohio State University and holds Undergraduate Degrees in Physics, Mathematics, and Electrical Engineering.

To ensure a smooth transition, Wallace will start with Nu-Calgon on May 1 to work with Robert Pierce until his retirement. In 2017, Pierce had announced his plan to retire effective July 1, 2018. Al Butler commented “Robert has done an outstanding job of leading Nu-Calgon to some very consistent growth during his 15-year tenure. His guidance, leadership and vision have been key elements to our success. We are very grateful to Robert for his excellent contribution to our company.”

Nu-Calgon has been the market leader in specialty chemicals for over 70 years. Nu-Calgon is committed to providing outstanding specialty chemical products for the air conditioning and refrigeration aftermarket, as well as the plumbing, heating and food service/restaurant supply markets. Nu-Calgon markets and distributes a complete line of specialty chemical products, including coil cleaners, descalers, and refrigeration oils, as well as products for water treatment, ice machine maintenance, and other specialty applications. For more information, go to