Prudential Overall Supply Announces Leadership Transition to Third Generation CEO


IRVINE, CA – May 22, 2019 – Prudential Overall Supply, an industry leader in reusable image work apparel and related textiles, today announced a leadership transition.

Long time Company President, Tom Watts will retire at the end of this year. Company Chairman of the Board and CEO, Dan Clark continues on as Chairman of the Board. John Clark, son of Dan Clark and third generation family member will assume the CEO position. Chris Welch will be promoted to the position of President from his current role as VP of Operations.

The following letter from Dan Clark was released today to all Prudential employees:

I am excited to announce that Prudential is preparing to start a new era in our history. 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.

  • After 20 years as President and 44 years with the company, Tom Watts will retire at the end of 2019. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 assume the duties of the President after Tom hands over the reins in January. In the last 23 years, Chris has proven to be more than capable to lead the operations of the company into the future.

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.

Dan Clark
Chairman of the Board
Prudential Overall Supply

About Prudential Overall Supply:

Family owned and operated since 1932, Prudential Overall Supply is dedicated to enhancing our customers’ image at the best dollar value. By providing premium quality work wear uniforms, career apparel and casual wear, Prudential is able to outfit your entire organization. This on-time weekly service also addresses your facility’s image and safety requirements by offering logo floor mats, wiping towels and paper products.

Release date: 05/22/2019

Contact: Jerry Martin, V.P. of Sales & Marketing (949) 250-4850 ext 275

By: Jerry Martin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Prudential Overall Supply

About the author

Jerry Martin is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Prudential Overall Supply, a leading provider of workplace uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE) to a wide range of industries and organizations. Currently a board member for the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) where he works on projects to further the benefits of reusable textiles versus disposable alternatives. Martin also contributes to the Textile Rental Service Association (TRSA) where he is a former chairman of the association's Marketing & PR committee and helped establish TRSA’s international standard for its Clean Green certification program.