John Stephens

Chief Accounting Officer
Core & Main

John Stephens is chief accounting officer 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 continually developing and improving 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 leader in advancing reliable infrastructure™ with local service, nationwide®. As a leading specialized distributor with a focus on water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products and related services, Core & Main provides solutions to municipalities, private water companies and professional contractors across municipal, non-residential and residential end markets, nationwide. With more than 350 locations across the U.S., the company provides its customers local expertise backed by a national supply chain. Core & Main’s nearly 5,500 associates are committed to helping their communities thrive with safe and reliable infrastructure. Visit to learn more.


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