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Prudential Overall Supply Announces End-of-year Leadership Transition

Third-generation CEO to take reins with new president; veterans to remain on board of directors

IRVINE, Calif. — Prudential Overall Supply, which provides reusable image work apparel and related textiles, has announced a leadership transition.

“I am excited to announce that Prudential is preparing to start a new era in our history,” Dan Clark, current chairman of the board and CEO shares in a letter to the employees of Prudential Overall Supply. “At the end of 2019 we will see a transition in the leadership of the organization that we know will prepare us for continued success for many years to come.”

Longtime company president Tom Watts will retire at the end of this year. 

“After 20 years as president and 44 years with the company, Tom Watts will retire at the end of 2019,” writes Clark. “We are happy to say he will remain on Prudential’s board of directors. Tom has achieved outstanding growth during his term and led the company in the way I envisioned. He will be missed.”

Clark will remain as chairman of the board as his son and third-generation family member, John Clark, assumes the CEO position.

“I will maintain my current status with the company as the chairman of the board and continue to follow my passion for the business by conducting customer visitations, riding routes, and spending time in the plants with our employees, as well as monitoring the progress of the company’s executive teams,” Clark writes.

“I will turn over my CEO role to John Clark and help him assume his leadership of the company. I think that he is well prepared for this new assignment, and he shares my same enthusiasm for the company, our employees and our future.”

Chris Welch will be promoted to the position of president in January from his current role as vice president of operations.

“In the last 23 years, Chris has proven to be more than capable to lead the operations of the company into the future,” Clark concludes. “We know that each of these gentlemen will continue to guide the company to new levels of success and we all look forward to the exciting times ahead.”