AD names president of Industrial Supply Division

Affiliated Distributors is pleased to announce the promotion of Jack Templin to
President of the Industrial Supply Division (ISD).

Templin’s promotion to President is part of AD’s
establishment of fully empowered, fully resourced strategic business units for
each AD Division, Electrical, PHCP, Drywall and Industrial.

Bill Weisberg, AD’s CEO explains, “The strategic business
unit structure provides for increased Divisional autonomy, which accelerates
growth, while keeping our costs to serve low by sharing our best-in-class back office. Each strategic business units now
has a Divisional President and a dedicated team of executives and staff members
that serve and take direction from our distributor members and our suppliers
through representative Boards and Councils.”

Affiliated Distributors’ Industrial Supply Division grew
by over 20% in 2010 and again in 2011. Most of that growth was organic, as AD
members grew, increasing their purchases and conversions to AD suppliers.

Jack Templin adds, “The new organizational structure
combined with the strong growth of the Industrial Supply Division, allows us to
further invest in the future of the Division by creating a new position;
Director Affiliate Relations, ISD. A
role we are already actively seeking to fill. This new position is primarily responsible for driving Affiliate and
Supplier growth as well as the recruitment of new Affiliates and will
complement the outstanding job that Mark R. Higgins is doing as VP &
Managing Director, ISD.”

In addition to Templin’s promotion, Stephanie Leister was
promoted to Senior Executive Assistant & Marketing Coordinator. In her new
role, Stephanie will be the direct coordinator for all divisional marketing
programs as well as the divisions’ administrative activities.

Information from Affiliated Distributors news release

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