PEOPLE ON THE MOVE Affiliated Distributors (Wayne, PA) named Bob Howland senior vice president of marketing, Paul Ryan chief financial officer, and Scott Renninger chief investment officer. APR Supply (Lebanon, PA) announced that Scott M. Weaver, its president/CEO, was honored as Executive of the Year by the Central Penn Business Journal. F.W. Webb (Bedford, MA) hired Robert F. Tietze, AKBD, as an outside kitchen and bath sales specialist for its CD Sales operation.In other news, F.W. Webb announced the retirement of Charlie Slattery, senior vice president of purchasing, on Dec. 31, 2010, after a 42-year career with the company. OBITUARIES Thomas C.Tooley, 78, president of George T.Sanders Co., died Oct.24 in Denver.He worked for the wholesale firm for 31 years and was named president in 2004. John Robert Scattergood, 66, who served as president of Litco Supply (Torrington, CT) for more than 30 years, died Oct.28. Ralph Mueller, 71, founder and former president of Columbia Winnelson Co.(Columbia, MO) died Oct. 23. Prior to his founding of Columbia Winnelson in 1992 he was president of Jefferson City Winnelson Co., also in Missouri. Bruce Morgan, 58, district sales manager for Lochinvar Corp.in the western Michigan territory, died unexpectedly on Nov.2.He joined Lochinvar in 2006 and received awards for his sales skills. Affiliated Distributors Honors Partners Affiliated Distributors (Wayne, PA) presented Spirit of Independence Awards to: George T. Sanders, Affiliate of the Year - Plumbing; C.C. Dickson Co., Affiliate of the Year - HVAC; Sloan Valve Co., Supplier of the Year - Plumbing; Quietflex, Supplier of the Year - HVAC; Eastern Industrial Supplies and Bradford White, Best Conversion to A-D Supplier - Plumbing; the Habegger Corp. and Honeywell, Best Conversion to A-D Supplier - HVAC; Famous Enterprises for Best Annual Planning Process - PHCP; and Keeney Manufacturing Co., as Supplier of the Year, Marketing Excellence - PHCP. Bill Weisberg, CEO of Affiliated Distributors, and Roy Weaks, senior vice president of A-D's PHCP Division, presented the A-D MVP Award to Kelly Hubley, vice president of operations at Pace Supply. In other news, Murray Supply Co.(Winston-Salem, NC) received the 2010 BlueVolt Award for completing the highest enrollment of Knowledge@Noon classes in the HVAC, Plumbing and PVF divisions of Affiliated Distributors. BITS AND PIECES EXPANSION, ACQUISITIONS, RELOCATION... Aaron & Co. (Piscataway, NJ) acquired S.Franklin & Son (Fairfield NJ).Former owner Arthur Franklin joins the wholesaler’s corporate staff as director of strategic development, and all current S.Franklin & Son employees will find positions within the company. American Standard Brands merged with DPI, a manufacturer of smooth hardboard and decorative wall panel products. They are affiliated portfolio companies with Sun Capital Partners.Tim Clark, CFO of DPI, was named president of DPI, reporting to Don Devine, president/CEO of American Standard Brands.Mike Kilbane, former president/CEO of DPI, was named president/CEO of Protective Products Enterprises, also a Sun portfolio company. Noble acquired the assets of British Columbiabased wholesaler M.P.H. Supply Ltd., which operates five branches under the Better Bathrooms banner.Management of M.P.H. Supply will remain in place. American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning added Climatic Comfort Products (Columbia, SC) and Team Air Distributing (Nashville, TN) as new distributors and expanded the sales territories of two existing distributors — ACES A/C Supply North and A/C Supply of New Orleans, LA — to cover Arkansas; Memphis and Johnstone Supply (Portland, OR) announced the continuing addition of new stores and a range of high-growth member sales awards at its annual meeting in October.Hundreds of independent Johnstone store owners attended the event to network and participate in educational seminars.Glentronics moved its headquarters to a larger facility in Lincolnshire, IL. Mike Donovan of HTS Texas, the McQuay representative in the Dallas - Ft.Worth area, demonstrates the control capabilities of the Daikin McQuay Magnitude Magnetic Bearing Chiller. rep firm HTS to include Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. HTS has offices in 15 cities in the U.S. and Canada. Bock Water Heaters appointed Deery-Pardue (Bensenville, IL) as its rep for central Illinois and the Greater Chicagoland area; Engineered Products Co.(Lakewood, CO) for Colorado, Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle; and Heat Transfer Sales of the Carolinas (Greensboro, NC) for North Carolina and South Carolina. INDUSTRY NEWS The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating said October sales were up 1.5% vs. October 2009 and yearto- date total sales were up 8%, according to a confidential report produced by the Profit Planning Group. In other news, CIPH reported that the CIPHEX West trade show and conference in Calgary drew almost 3,000 industry delegates in November. The Radiant Professionals Alliance’s Built Environment Systems Technology Annual Conference and Trade Show will meet during the Indoor Air Expo, Feb. 15-17, 2011, in San Antonio, TX.RPA will be joined at the Indoor Air Expo by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America and the Indoor Air Quality Association. The 2011 AHR Expo for the HVACR industry is scheduled for Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 in Las Vegas.The Innovation Awards will be presented to selected new products at the Expo and the ASHRAE winter meeting will be held concurrently. The ACWD buying group met at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut, where 18 New England wholesalers reviewed preferred vendor programs.ACWD was formed 11 years ago but created a charter and became a buying group last year. Its most recent new member is Atlantic Supply in Rhode Island. Grundfos Pumps Corp. said it would create a new global business development “competency center” devoted to the residential groundwater market at its North American headquarters in Kansas. IAPMO R&T is now an EPA-recognized certification body to the ENERGY STAR product labeling system. Vormittag Associates Inc. (VAI) said it was ranked as one of the world’s largest software and service providers.by Software Magazine in its annual Software 500. American Standard Heating and Air Conditioning announced a price increase of up to 6% on residential HVAC equipment and up to 3% on light commercial HVAC equipment (up to 25 tons). ISH China and the China International Heating, Ventilation & Air-conditioning Expo (CIHE) will be merged together to form a new integrated platform for the industry.This is the result of a new strategic partnership in China between Messe Frankfurt, organizer of the ISH brand show for the heating, air-conditioning and sanitation industries, and Beijing B & D Tiger Exhibition Co.Ltd. The first joint-venture show will take place March 3 - 5, 2011 at the China International Exhibition Center in Beijing.It will be known as ISH China & CIHE – China InSinkErator Honors PHCC Auxiliary Dennis Broderick, vice president of wholesale sales at InSinkErator, presented the Larry Dore Member of the Year award to Lynne Finley of the Louisiana PHCC Auxiliary. Also, the Robert M.Cox Humanitarian Award was presented to Illinois PHCC Auxiliary, PHCC Auxiliary of Delaware, PHCC of Nebraska Auxiliary and New Jersey PHCC Auxiliary for image; and Illinois PHCC Auxiliary and PHCC Auxiliary of Delaware for recruitment. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE The North Central Wholesalers Association named Terry Shafer of PipeLine Management executive director effective Jan.1, 2011, when Dan Schlosser retires. Shafer is also executive vice president of the Southern Wholesalers Association. American Hometec promoted David Millilo to vice president, sales & marketing.Dornbracht Americas named Ingolf Matthée CEO, while Jon Spector remains president and also becomes chairman of the new Dornbracht Americas Strategic Board. Danfoss announced that Kjeld Staerk, president of Danfoss Global Services, was elected chairman of the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment.Emerson Climate Technologies appointed Ed Blittschau to vice president of sales and marketing for the Flow Controls business.Mestek named Thomas Neill project engineering supervisor. T&S Brass named Keith Lyerly general manager and Erik Theisen director of international sourcing for its Shanghai manufacturing facility, which serves as the sales headquarters and customer service center for China. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures LLC added Dave Stuker as territory manager for new construction and John Perkins as western regional builder manager.Webstone hired Todd Anderson and Fred Hoffman as regional sales managers. PRIER Products hired Mark McLelland as research, development and engineering manager.R.W. Beckett named John Bohan vice president of business development, Tony Kulig marketing coordinator, and hired Brad Moore to focus on diversification growth initiatives. Sigma Corp. named Dale Smith to its Board of Directors.He was president/CEO of Mueller Co.And held management positions at Tyco.
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