Diamond Comic Distributors announced the promotion of Tim Lenaghan to Vice President of Purchasing. As VP-Purchasing, Lenaghan will lead the company’s two Purchasing divisions, Diamond’s Print and Merchandise teams, which focus on finding new products, negotiating purchasing terms, and maintain positive relationships with vendors.

Lenaghan joined Diamond in March 2010 as Print Team Manager and was promoted to Purchasing Manager in April 2011. He was promoted again in May 2013 to Purchasing Director – Print Division and then again to Executive Director of Purchasing in 2015 (see “Cindy Fournier Stepping Down at Diamond”). Prior to Diamond, Lenaghan was Supplier Operations manager for Wayfair’s CSN Stores.

“I’m thrilled for Tim and excited to see how our Purchasing units and customers will prosper and benefit from Tim’s direction and leadership,” said Diamond President & CEO Steve Geppi. “He brings years of hands on experience and a solid appreciation of working with our suppliers to meet the demands of the marketplace. Tim has proven himself a strong contributor to management and his passion for the product, combined with his exceptional character, are the perfect combination to tackle this leadership role at Diamond.”