Published Nov. 12, 2015
Wynit Distribution LLC, an international wholesale distributor, is moving its corporate headquarters and 111 jobs from North Syracuse, N.Y. to the One Building in downtown Greenville in spring 2016, adding a net 75 new jobs in the Greenville area.
“We are proud that Greenville has been chosen as the new home for Wynit’s U.S. headquarters, and are honored by their leadership’s trust and investment in our city. Public-private partnerships are the hallmark of downtown Greenville’s continued success, and with the support of our local business community, our county and state colleagues, and the city’s elected officials and staff, this was truly a team effort,” said Greenville Mayor Knox White.
The consumer electronics and emerging technologies distributor was founded in 1987. A satellite office opened in Piedmont in 2010 and has grown to 36 employees, who also will move to the new headquarters in downtown Greenville.
The new positions will stem from the combination of moving employees from offices in Eden Prairie, Minn., and North Syracuse. Wynit Distribution also plans additional hiring in the Upstate. No further details were given.
“We considered a lot of factors when moving our offices to Greenville; the biggest was deciding what will help our company grow well into the future,” said Wynit Distribution founder and CEO Geoffrey Lewis. “We believe Greenville will make Wynit even more successful for years to come."
Customer service, purchasing, finance, marketing, components of information technology and logistics teams will operate out of the new Greenville location. All other sales positions will remain in their current locations as part of the consolidation of offices. In addition, key staff will remain in North Syracuse and Eden Prairie.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.