Our Experience

Wade Moore – President CEO

Wade has worked in the industrial distribution industry since 1987. Wade began in an entry level position with a small company in May of 1987 and progressed through the organization as it grew. In 1989 he began his sales career and quickly rose to sales management positions and ultimately became Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 1993, a position he held until his departure in 1999. Wade then entered the world of distribution and logistics management consulting. Utilizing his past experience Wade assisted Forbes 500 clients with projects including outsourcing, logistics management and distribution chain development. In 2002 Wade launched Challenger Component Services Inc. He brought together a management staff to help him accomplish his goal of bringing excellent distribution services and cost reduction opportunities to major North American manufacturers. Challenger Component Services has steadily grown during its nine years in business and today is recognized as the... Read More ››

Billy Moss — Materials Manager

Billy Moss began his career in industrial distribution in 1994, and quickly rose through the ranks to become a Customer Service Key Account Manager for Purchased Parts Group in 1995. Billy received multiple awards for his work with major customer accounts during his eight years with the company and in 1999 was named General Manager of one of the company’s highest producing branches. Billy joined Challenger Component Services Inc. shortly after its inception, and currently serves as Material Manager with responsibility of coordinating our supply base and timely delivery of components from around the globe to our customers. Read More ››

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... Read More ››

Ray Holt — Quality Manager

Ray has an extensive background in all aspects of quality spanning more than 30 years. Ray spent 15 years as a Quality Engineer for a major manufacturer of electrical controls and automation equipment in his home area near Knoxville Tennessee, before moving in to the fastener distribution industry in 1991. Ray worked for two years as Quality Manager for the Knoxville branch of Purchased Parts Group, and in 1994 became the Regional Quality Director for that company, concentrating on achieving QS9000 certification for several branches in Tennessee, Kentucky and South Carolina. Ray went on to become Executive Director of Quality in 1998 and managed the transition from QS9000 to ISO-9000 certification across more than 20 locations. Ray’s experience, certifications, and extensive knowledge of quality programs and processes made him the perfect choice to become the Quality Manager of Challenger Component Services in 2004. Read More ››