John Stephens

Vice President and Corporate Controller
Core & Main

John Stephens is vice president and corporate controller for Core & Main, a leading distributor of waterworks and fire protection infrastructure products in the U.S. Stephens is responsible for the leadership, development and performance of our financial accounting team, including our accounting, tax, customer credit, external reporting and internal audit functions; in addition to other financial management activities. He assists in the continual development and improvement of our accounting systems, policies and procedures.

Prior to joining Core & Main in 2017, Stephens was senior director of technical accounting and external reporting for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he was senior controller for GKN Aerospace-Aerostructures, North America and was a senior manager of Assurance and Business Advisory Services for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLPS.

He earned a bachelor's and master's degree in accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

About Core & Main

Based in St. Louis, Core & Main is a leading distributor of water, sewer, storm drain and fire protection products in the United States. With more than 285 locations nationwide, the company offers municipalities and contractors local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s 3,700 plus associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and sustainable infrastructure. Visit to learn more.


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