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. Operating more than 250 branches nationwide, the company combines local expertise with a national supply chain to provide contractors and municipalities innovative solutions for new construction and aging infrastructure. Core & Main’s 3,000 plus associates are committed to the safe distribution of water and fire protection to help communities thrive. Visit to learn more.


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