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AD names vice president of marketing, affiliate relations

Affiliated Distributors (AD) has named Tom Blue as its new vice president of marketing and affiliate relations for its industrial supply division.

Blue has more than 28 years of industry experience from Milwaukee Electric Tool. While working for Milwaukee Electric Tool, Blue held several roles, including sales representative, district sales manager, regional sales manager, national sales manager, vice president of sales and marketing and vice president of sales—the position he held most recently. Prior to his work with Milwaukee Electric Tool, Blue worked for seven years as a high school teacher and coach.

According to AD, in his new position, Blue will be responsible for “driving growth of affiliates and suppliers, recruitment of new affiliates, serving as an affiliate advocate and developing and maintaining positive relationships with existing and prospective affiliates in the U.S. and Canada.”

Blue will report directly to Jack Templin, president of the industrial supply division at AD.

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