by | Jan 31, 2014 | Industry News

Dan M. Blaylock, President of Adams-Burch Inc., Takes Helm as NAW Chairman

(January 31, 2014, Washington, DC) — Members of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), during the association’s Executive Summit in Washington, DC, this week, elected as Chairman of the NAW Board of Directors Dan M. Blaylock, President of Adams-Burch Inc., headquartered in Landover, Maryland.

Mr. Blaylock succeeds Patrick L. Larmon, President and CEO of Bunzl Distribution USA Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Larmon will remain active on the NAW Board as Immediate Past Chairman. Bunzl Distribution USA Inc. is also a member of the International Sanitary Supply Association, the Food Marketing Institute, and the NPTA Alliance.

Says Mr. Blaylock of his new post, “During the many years Adams-Burch has been an NAW Direct Member, we have enjoyed the many products, services, and networking opportunities that NAW offers. It is my honor to be elected to serve NAW as its next Chairman. I look forward to working with NAW and our members in 2014 and contributing to NAW’s ongoing, dynamic work for our industry.”

Adams-Burch is also a member of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association, the International Sanitary Supply Association, and the NPTA Alliance.

The following wholesale distribution industry leaders also were elected as NAW Officers for 2014:
Manuel Perez de la Mesa
Covington, LA

POOLCORP is also a member of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals.

First Vice Chairman
Richard W. Schwartz
WinWholesale Inc.
Dayton, OH

WinWholesale Inc. is also a member of the American Supply Association, the Heating Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International, the Irrigation Association, the Machinery Dealers National Association, the National Association of Electrical Distributors, and the Water & Sewer Distributors of America.

Second Vice Chairman
John Tracy
Dot Foods Inc.
Chesterfield, MO

Dot Foods Inc. is also a member of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association, the International Foodservice Distributors Association, and the International Sanitary Supply Association.

Joseph C. Nettemeyer
Valin Corporation
San Jose, CA

Dirk Van Dongen
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Washington, DC

Completing the 2014 NAW Board of Directors are Treasurer and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Budget and Finance, Mark W. Kramer of Laird Plastics, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida; Chairman of the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC), Chris Jahn of The Fertilizer Institute; Chair-Elect of the AEC, Nancy Cueroni of the National Marine Distributors Association, and the Outdoor Power Equipment & Engine Service Association; and Past Chairman of the AEC, Tim Buche of the Motorcycle Industry Council.

NAW comprises individual wholesale distribution firms and a federation of national, regional, state, and local associations and their members, which collectively total more than 40,000 companies. NAW represents the $4.9-trillion merchant wholesale distribution industry, which moves to market virtually every kind of product in the U.S. economy and employs 5.7 million people.

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