Dennis Riley — General Manager


While attending college Memphis, Tennessee, in 1977, Dennis Riley began his career with a small family owned fastener and supply company. He advanced with this company to warehouse manager and then into customer service. In 1984 he was recruited by Tennessee Bolt and Screw to fill an inside sales position and in 1985 was selected to oversee the opening of a new branch office in Nashville. In 1987 Tennessee Bolt and Screw was acquired by Tri West Products of Detroit, Michigan, and Dennis was named Operations Manager for the Nashville branch in 1989. Dennis was promoted to General Manager in 1992 of both the Nashville branch and the newly opened Knoxville location.

Under his guidance, by 1995 these 2 locations employed over 30 people with sales of over $25 million. Under Dennis’ leadership these two branches led the company in profitability. In 1996 he was promoted to Regional Vice President with responsibility for branch locations in the Eastern United Sates.

His region consistently exceeded its annual goals, and was the top performing region in the company during his tenure. In 1999 he was promoted to Vice President of Operations with responsibility for all distribution locations. In 2002 Dennis was part of the management team that launched Challenger Component Services and currently serves as our General Manager.