Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comic books, graphic novels, and pop-culture merchandise announced today the promotion of Tim Lenaghan to Vice President of Purchasing. Tim has been with Diamond for over 6 years, previously serving as Executive Director of Purchasing, overseeing the company’s buying relationships with comic book publishers, toy manufacturers and other Diamond suppliers.
As VP-Purchasing, Tim will lead the company’s two Purchasing divisions, Diamond’s Print and Merchandise teams, which focus on finding new products, negotiating purchasing terms, and maintaining positive vendor relationships. Lenaghan joined Diamond in March 2010 and was promoted from Brand Manager to Purchasing Manager in April of 2011. In May 2013, he was promoted to Director of Purchasing and then to Executive Director of Purchasing in July of 2015, where he has served for the past eighteen months.
“It’s a pleasure to promote dedicated employees within our organization. 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. 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,” said Diamond President & CEO Steve Geppi.