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Barton James Named ACCA President & CEO

This post was originally published on this siteThe Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has named Barton “Bart” James as president and chief executive officer. James had been serving ACCA as interim president and CEO since September, 2018. He was confirmed by the ACCA board of directors prior to the ACCA “Optimize” Annual Conference and Expo, March 3-6, 2019. Terry McIver/Informa Bart James addresses ACCA members during his first address as ACCA president and CEO. ACCA Immediate Past-Chairman, Steve Schmidt, announced during the ACCA 2019 Annual Conference and Expo opening session, that James was affirmed as the new ACCA President and CEO. “As ACCA underwent a leadership transition, the board was looking for an individual with a clear vision and plan to ensure ACCA remains the industry’s thought leader for years to come,” Schmidt told the audience. “Throughout his time with ACCA, Bart has proven he is a strategic thinker who will execute important goals set by ACCA’s volunteer leaders. The ACCA Executive Committee was proud to recommend Bart to the board of directors and we welcome his leadership as our new executive.” During the conference closing ceremony, Eric Knaak, ACCA’s 2019 Chairman of the Board, and vice president/general manager of

ABCO Celebrates 70 Years

This post was originally published on this site ABCO Celebrates 70 Years | 2019-03-20 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Bob Boyles, Distribution Industry Consultant, Dies at 60

This post was originally published on this siteRobert S. Boyles, Jr., a veteran distribution industry executive, technology advocate and consultant, died in January at the age of 60. Most recently Bob was Controller for IM Supply, a Dallas-based national account solution provider for electrical and lighting MRO products to large multi-site industrial customers. Bob started his career in distribution in the mid-1980s as the Chief Technology Officer for the 12thlargest electrical distributor in the U.S. at that time, Maddux Supply Company. He then worked as an implementation specialist in the 1990s with two of the major distribution software providers, leading all aspects of client projects from requirements, data migration to end-user training and project go-live and third-party vendor relationships. In 2001, he started his own consulting firm, Smarter Distribution, and was the author in 2003 of Succeeding with Distribution Technology, A Guide to System Selection & Project Management for Distribution Companies. He shared his reasoning for a book about distribution technology in the first chapter:  “The distribution business has consumed my career for the past 20 years. During that period of time, the changes have been impressive and the forces affecting the industry now promise even more dramatic transformation. For the

PPG Names Director, Government Affairs

This post was originally published on this sitePPG Industries (NYSE: PPG), Pittsburgh, has named Emily Elizer as director, government affairs. Elizer will lead the company’s government affairs activities, including international and domestic public policy, political engagement, the PPG Political Action Committee (PPG PAC) and related compliance activities. Prior to joining PPG, Elizer served as the state director for the National Rifle Association.  “Emily’s extensive experience in developing bipartisan relationships with key officials, coordinating grassroots advocacy campaigns and securing economic development incentives will make her an invaluable member of our government affairs team,” says Bryan Iams, PPG vice president, corporate and government affairs. Previous Article Turtle & Hughes Names Compliance Officer Next Article Bob Boyles, Distribution Industry Consultant, Dies at 60 © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints. MDM welcomes inbound links from your site. Please cite Modern Distribution Management. The 2018 Top Distributors List This free PDF includes lists of top distribution companies across 14 sectors. You will also receive MDM Update, our daily distribution e-newsletter & other distribution-focused

Turtle & Hughes Names Compliance Officer

This post was originally published on this siteTurtle & Hughes Inc., Linden, NJ, has named long-time employee Karen Barcellona, as the company’s Compliance Officer. Barcellona will be responsible for ensuring all employees adhere to regulatory requirements and internal policies.  For the past 25 years, Barcellona has served as Regional Credit Manager and has an extensive understanding of the organization’s operations, as well as its accounting procedures.  Previous Article Pure Lifting Acquires Reid Lifting © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints. MDM welcomes inbound links from your site. Please cite Modern Distribution Management. The 2018 Top Distributors List This free PDF includes lists of top distribution companies across 14 sectors. You will also receive MDM Update, our daily distribution e-newsletter & other distribution-focused content. Download the Free PDF now >> MDM Update: Daily Newsletter  Sign up to read the best source for news & trends in wholesale distribution, MDM Update. Delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign-up for MDM Update >>

Pure Lifting Acquires Reid Lifting

This post was originally published on this sitePure Lifting, a holding company, has acquired Reid Lifting, Chepstow, Wales, a manufacturer of lightweight gantry and davit cranes. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale of Reid Lifting will allow Nick Battersby, former owner of Reid and outgoing managing director, to transition into retirement. Elisabeta Battersby will remain with the company as a director for the foreseeable future. Previous Article Boise Cascade Agrees to Acquire Lumber Distributor © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints. MDM welcomes inbound links from your site. Please cite Modern Distribution Management. The 2018 Top Distributors List This free PDF includes lists of top distribution companies across 14 sectors. You will also receive MDM Update, our daily distribution e-newsletter & other distribution-focused content. Download the Free PDF now >> MDM Update: Daily Newsletter  Sign up to read the best source for news & trends in wholesale distribution, MDM Update. Delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign-up for MDM Update >>

Boise Cascade Agrees to Acquire Lumber Distributor

This post was originally published on this siteBoise Cascade Co. (NYSE: BCC), Boise, ID, has agreed to acquire American Lumber Distributors and Brokers, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. American Lumber is a wholesale distributor of lumber as well as plywood, OSB, James Hardie siding and engineered wood products.  This marks the fourth regional distributor that Boise Cascade has acquired in the past year. In the past 12 months, Boise has purchased Arling Lumber, Cincinnati, Ohio, Lumberman’s Wholesale Distributors, Nashville, Tennessee, and Norman Distribution, Medford, Oregon. “American Lumber is an exceptional supplier of many building products,” said Nick Stokes, executive vice president, Boise Cascade. “With their experienced and knowledgeable team, they will be a great addition to our nationwide distribution network and will enhance our service capacity in the Southeast.” Previous Article HD Supply Sales Up 18.1% in 2018 © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints. MDM welcomes inbound links from your site. Please cite Modern Distribution Management. The 2018 Top Distributors List This free PDF includes lists of top

Client Relationships Key to Boosting Sales

This post was originally published on this site Client Relationships Key to Boosting Sales | 2019-03-20 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Propane Council Launches New Site

This post was originally published on this site Propane Council Launches New Site | 2019-03-20 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Hawaiian Association Opens Scholarship Applications

This post was originally published on this site Hawaiian Association Opens Scholarship Applications | 2019-03-20 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Weekly Product Gallery: Truck accessories

This post was originally published on this site This week’s gallery spotlights truck accessories: an in-bed cargo management system; side blind-zone collision mitigation system; a utility truck body for a 109” wheelbase; cargo bolt-down fittings; a system of storage drawers; a straight-side backpack truck box; a console desk for organization of electronics while on service calls; a customizable aluminum truck service body; interior lift systems with left- or right-hand mounting configurations; a bed-mounted ladder rack system; a series of composite truck service bodies; and a line of aluminum saddle boxes and universal chests for parts and tool storage.

Houston-Area HVAC Leader Inducted into Carrier Hall of Fame

This post was originally published on this site Houston-Area HVAC Leader Inducted into Carrier Hall of Fame | 2019-03-19 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Nortek Air Solutions Honored by ASHRAE

This post was originally published on this site Nortek Air Solutions Honored by ASHRAE | 2019-03-19 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

90 Seconds with Scott Costa & D+R International

This post was originally published on this site Increase the accuracy of your strategic planning! Here is another installment of “90 Seconds with Scott Costa,” publisher of tED Magazine, this time with Toby Swope from D+R International. NAED and D+R have partnered to offer an industry changing solution known as The Market Data Program. Watch this quick rapid fire question and answer clip to learn more! [embedded content] Learn more about The Market Data Program from NAED here, or contact a member of the NAED engagement team to see a demo or get your questions answered. memberengagement@naed.org

HD Supply Sales Up 18.1% in 2018

This post was originally published on this siteHD Supply Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: HDS), Atlanta, GA, reported sales for 2018 of $6 billion, an increase of 18.1% year-over-year. Profit was $394 million, compared to $970 million the prior year. Fourth-quarter sales were $1.4 billion, up 22.2% from the previous year quarter. The company reported a profit of $92 million, up from a loss of $9 million in the prior year quarter. Fourth-quarter sales for facilities maintenance were up 14.6% year-over-year to $736 million and Construction & Industrial sales were up 31.2% to $711 million.  Previous Article ES Tech and DDS Launch EvolutionX © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints. MDM welcomes inbound links from your site. Please cite Modern Distribution Management. The 2018 Top Distributors List This free PDF includes lists of top distribution companies across 14 sectors. You will also receive MDM Update, our daily distribution e-newsletter & other distribution-focused content. Download the Free PDF now >> MDM Update: Daily Newsletter  Sign up to read the best source for

ES Tech and DDS Launch EvolutionX

This post was originally published on this siteES Tech Group, Chicago, IL, and DDS, Salt Lake City, UT, have launched the previously announced joint ecommerce solution built specifically for electrical distributors: EvolutionX – Electrical, Powered by DDS Content. The single-source solution is a combination of ES Tech Group’s EvolutionX platform and DDS’ ecommerce-ready product content, which the companies are billing as one of the most intelligent and feature-rich eCommerce solutions available to the electrical industry. According to Matt Christensen, vice president of DDS (Distributor Data Solutions), “With the EvolutionX – Electrical solution, distributors can be up and running with a world-class webstore, powered by the best product content available from their manufacturers, in just a few months.” “Ecommerce has redefined the way people research and purchase goods,” says Christensen. “Electrical distributors are seeing an increasing number of customers demanding a better experience online, and those customers are selecting which sites to buy from based on ease of search and quality of product content.” Previous Article Atlas Copco Acquires Class 1 © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information

Atlas Copco Acquires Class 1

This post was originally published on this siteSwedish manufacturer Atlas Copco has acquired Class 1 Inc., Cambridge, Ontario. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Class 1 offers design, manufacturing, installation, distribution and service of medical gas solutions in Canada. “The acquisition will enable us to further strengthen our position as a leading supplier and service provider of medical gas solutions”, said Vagner Rego, Business Area President Compressor Technique.  The company will be part of the Medical Gas Solutions Division within the Compressor Technique Business Area and legally become a subsidiary of Atlas Copco Canada Inc.  Previous Article David Derrow, Ohio Transmission Corporation Co-Founder, Dies at 95 © 2019 Gale Media, Inc. Please do not reprint MDM’s content on your website without MDM’s express permission as it is copyrighted material. To gain permission, email us, or call 1-888-742-5060. For information on PDF or print reprints, visit www.mdm.com/reprints. MDM welcomes inbound links from your site. Please cite Modern Distribution Management. The 2018 Top Distributors List This free PDF includes lists of top distribution companies across 14 sectors. You will also receive MDM Update, our daily distribution e-newsletter & other distribution-focused content. Download the Free PDF now >> MDM Update: Daily Newsletter  Sign up to read the best source

Modine Announces 2019 Innovation Tour

This post was originally published on this site Modine Announces 2019 Innovation Tour | 2019-03-19 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

One-Stop Shop for All HVAC&R Professionals: ATMOsphere America Conference

This post was originally published on this site ATMOsphere America conference is the North American edition of the global ATMOsphere conference series dedicated to natural refrigerants-based technologies, and features tailored content in a multifaceted program. The 8th Annual ATMOsphere America conference will be held in Atlanta – the hub of HVAC&R industry – on June 17-18, 2019. What makes ATMOsphere America different is that it serves as a unique platform for all key stakeholders in the HVAC&R industry, and offers a program jam-packed with knowledge and its unparalleled networking opportunities. ATMOsphere America is about saving your business money – and helping the environment – by learning about find the most energy-efficient and sustainable HVAC&R solutions through cutting-edge presentations and networking with leading businesses. Future-proofing businesses with natural refrigerants is another advantage for end users, contractors and manufacturers, given the fast-changing regulatory environment as global action against climate change accelerates.  This year’s ATMOsphere America conference will bring new and refreshed features enhancing the content, business case and networking aspects with a special emphasis on end user and contractor presentations. To learn more and view the conference program, click here. FREE ADMISSION for contractors and end users of HVAC&R technologies. To register, click here.  Conference content End user panels Keynote

Southern HVAC Names Benak CEO

This post was originally published on this site Southern HVAC Names Benak CEO | 2019-03-18 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.

Southern California Scholarship Programs Opens

This post was originally published on this site Southern California Scholarship Programs Opens | 2019-03-18 | ACHR News This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more. This Website Uses CookiesBy closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to our cookie policy. Learn More This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already been set, which you may delete and block. By closing this message or continuing to use our site, you agree to the use of cookies. Visit our updated privacy and cookie policy to learn more.