Director of Information Technology, Chromalox

A 2007 double major graduate in Marketing & Management Information Systems from Duquesne University, John Doherty started his career working on a $1B ERP implementation with Alcoa, back then a Fortune 100 manufacturer.  Identified by Alcoa senior management as a high leadership potential employee, John was tapped for a series of increasingly responsible leadership roles where he gained international experience and honed his business relationship management skills working on global projects.  

Moving to Fortune 500 WESCO Distribution in 2013, John’s roles continued on the same path, increasing in both leadership and responsibility. John currently leads a diverse, large, high-performance application solution team delivering on strategic ERP initiatives for this $8B business.  

John’s concentrated experience in large complex ERP projects has allowed him to follow his passion for putting the customer first as he finds ways to modernize and automate processes. His experience in IT leadership roles has grown to encompass product evaluation, global solution design, implementation, agile methodologies, global delivery model, upgrades, and support.  A key growth for John in his current role has been overcoming the challenge of managing a multi-generational team, where he is much younger than most of its members. 

Residing with his wife near Pittsburgh, John balances the challenges of a large-enterprise IT leadership career with those of raising three young children.