Mike Miazga 2013-07-03 05:40:13
Milwaukee Tool debuts host of new products Milwaukee Tool debuted a bevy of new products at its 2013 New Product Symposium held in Milwaukee.The symposium attracted more than 80 media members from around the world.The two-day event featured new product introductions and a variety of hands-on product testing opportunities. Attendees also toured the company’s Brookfi eld, Wis., headquarters. For more on the event, including a video interview with Milwaukee Tool President Steve Richman, visit www.supplyht.com. ASA Young Executives host annual Spring Forum ASA’s Young Executives division recently hosted its annual Spring Forum event in Kansas City, Mo. Nearly 100 young executives attended. The Spring Forum featured a key networking opportunity for young executives, plus an informative two-day seminar on negotiating hosted by Mitch Harper of Mitch Harper & Associates. Sioux Chief Chief Operations Officer Joe N. Ismert delivered the keynote address at the event’s welcome reception and dinner.Sioux Chief sponsored the Spring Forum.Attendees took a tour of Sioux Chief’s facilities in nearby Peculiar, Mo. Kansas University Athletic Director Sheahon Zenger also was a featured speaker. Videos of Harper and ASA Young Executives Chairman Jeff Worly (Worly Plumbing Supply) are available at www.supplyht.com. For more on Harper and the topic of negotiating, read Editor Mike Miazga’s column on Page 64. Delwood Supply celebrates anniversary Royal Oak, Mich.-based Delwood Supply is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving plumbing professionals in southeast Michigan. Founded by Joe Fisher and Ralph Long in 1963, Delwood began as an offshoot of Warren Plumbing Supply. Shortly after, Walter Deanna joined Fisher, adding another level of expertise. Fisher’s son, Mark, joined the business in 1974. Mark Fisher is Delwood’s current president. Mark Fisher opened the company’s second location in 1994 in Livonia, Mich. The company features the Royal Oak and Livonia branches and eight employees. “When we started, we did business on a handshake and good, old-fashioned hard work,” Joe Fisher said. “That hasn’t changed in 50 years. I am proud to say that Delwood is still taking care of our customers the way we did 50 years ago.” Delwood, a member of the Omni buying group, is honoring the occasion by developing personalized clothing apparel for its employees and customers and hosting customer appreciation barbeques. “We have a level of service here that continually brings customers back,” Mark Fisher told Supply House Times. “They know we will spend the time to take care of them. We know our customers by first names.” Aquatherm mourns death of CEO Clark Aquatherm President Steve Clark and his wife, Susan, died in a motor vehicle accident May 24 near St. George, Utah. Steve Clark was 55. Clark graduated from Montana State University with an engineering degree and eventually started his own engineering firm, always focused on building energy efficiency. While working on a project in the United Kingdom, Clark discovered a German-made polypropylene pipe manufactured by Aquatherm. He was able to acquire the North American distribution rights to the polypropylene pipe systems in 2007. Clark went on to assemble a corporate team and distribution network that helped fuel the company’s steady and significant growth.Aquatherm was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of America’s most promising companies the last two years. Clark is survived by his parents, six brothers and sisters, six children and two grandchildren.
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