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Since our Honoree of the Year Bob Carnevale led an ESOT purchase of Bradford White Corporation two decades ago, the water heater manufacturer has rebuilt its brand based on core values of selling to the wholesale channel only, a commitment to U.S. manufacturing, a customer-centric culture and active industry involvement.

New Jersey-based A&M Industrial has built a sterling reputation for its work with clients during emergency and disaster situations, including the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Sandy. Executive Director of Business Development Kevin Rosenthal credits his experiences as a college football QB for his ability to lead teams during crises in the business world.

Earlier this year, Omni Corporate Services hosted a successful Vendor Invitational in Napa, Calif., where members got to know Ben Freeman, who was brought on board as Director of Sales & Marketing in a transition to become successor to Omni President Bob Hoff. Omni’s total sales volume has grown from $60 million in 1985 to more than $1 billion today.

Hear all about APR's success from President and CEO Scott Weaver.

Stew Chaffee looks back on his deep channel relationships, deep love of plumbing, long-standing ties with AIM/R, and how all of these connections have strengthened him as an executive leader and changed the face of Rich-Tomkins.

Locke Supply ranks #22 on the Wholesaling 100. With 67 branch locations across five South Central States, Locke serves the plumbing, HVAC and electrical markets.

Ta Chen's mega-efficient warehouse boasts 470,000 square feet and is ready to serve the Midwest. This month's issue features Interviews with Rick Barbitta, Fred Nummela, Michael Johnson and Danny Tu.

Editorial Director Mary Jo Martin interviews the third- and fourth-generation members of the Stratiner family who are guiding the company into the future.

In this issue, we bring you a special historical perspective on our world, the industry and the faces behind The Wholesaler who help share the colorful news, events and people of our industry.

Mississippi Coast Supply, a permanent fixture in the Gulf Coast's playground, recently celebrated their 90th anniversary. Fathers and sons Fred Schwan, Freddy Schwan, Lanny Roch Sr. and Lanny Roch Jr. show the strength behind 100+ years of service.

Dan and Julie Rice had attained great success in their professions, but when they wanted to put down family roots they returned to Dan's home state of Texas, acquired Service Supply in Victoria and began to grow it into the distributor of choice for customers across several industries.

Outside Hulbert Supply's Burlington,Vt., store are current and former members of the company's Board of Directors. Hulbert Supply has been absent from the pages of The Wholesaler for 55 years, so it's high time we revisit this venerable distributor.