Industrial Valco’s Vick to receive IPD’s Award of Excellence The Executive Council of the American Supply Association’s Industrial Piping Division recently announced Robert Vick, vice president of business development for Rancho Dominguez, Calif.-based Industrial Valco, has been selected to receive the IPD ‘s Award of Excellence. The award will be presented during the Weldbend IPD Breakfast on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at NetworkASA 2014 at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. In making the announcement, the IPD noted Vick is well-known and respected by his colleagues and customers as an honorable and dedicated professional who never stops giving to the industrial PVF industry. Having fulfilled numerous roles with different industry organizations, he is consistently among the first to volunteer his time and energy. Most recently, as chairman of ASA’s Vendor Member Division and a member of ASA’s Board of Directors for multiple terms, Vick exemplified leadership qualities that profoundly influenced decisions and actions that have propelled a tremendous resurgence of relevance that ASA and IPD enjoy today. “Robert Vick continues to demonstrate the ultimate in leadership and dedication to the industry that is required of a recipient of the IPD Award of Excellence,” IPD Chairman Jay Bazemore (JABO Supply) said. “His willingness to share so much of his knowledge and expertise coupled with his influence within our industry has helped ASA’s Industrial Piping Division continue to grow and flourish as it does today.” NOW Inc. receives SEC approval National Oilwell Varco recently announced the Securities and Exchange Commission has declared effective NOW Inc.’s registration statement on the Form 10 filed in connection with the spinoff of NOV’s distribution business. NOV also announced NOW has been authorized to list on the New York Stock Exchange. NOW common stock will trade on the NYSE under the symbol DNOW. The spin-off will be completed by way of a pro rata distribution of NOW common stock to holders of NOV common stock. NOW operates primarily under the DistributionNOW and Wilson Export brands and stocks and sells energy products, as well as products for industrial applications. NOW also provides supply-chain management solutions to energy and industrial manufacturing companies around the world. Legend Valve’s Young promoted to Central regional sales manager Legend Valve recently announced Brett Young has been promoted to Central regional sales manager to direct and manage sales representative firms covering North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Young joined Legend in 2013 as Illinois territory manager. Prior to joining Legend, Young was a sales representative based in Michigan where he sold residential and commercial plumbing and PVF products. United P&H promotes two top executives Milwaukee-based United P & H, a fourth-generation, family-owned distributor of industrial, technical and plumbing products, appointed Richard Chojnacki to president and general manager.Chojnacki, previously vice president of operations and assistant general manager, now oversees administrative, information technology, inventory management, purchasing and warehouse operations.Chojnacki is a 15-year United veteran. He will continue to work closely with Chip Roska, who moves from president and general manager to chief executive officer. Roska primarily will focus on business development and will continue to oversee the company’s sales initiatives.Roska has been with United for 37 years. “Rick is well-respected by our people,” Roska said. “His ability to drive process improvement is a great asset to our company. I expect United to thrive under his strong leadership.” United is a member of the Affiliated Distributors buying group. INDUSTRY NOTES Express Pipe & Supply recently hired 25-year plumbing wholesale industry veteran Shel Dailas operations manager. Also at Express, John Simmons, a business-management professional with 12 years of experience in both the military and private sector, was named director of business development.
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