Committed to Growth

AD Industrial distributors and suppliers are progressive market leaders with a passion to grow their businesses and increase their profitability by working together.

The scale of our Industrial Division allows our members to compete toe-to-toe with the national chains while still offering the benefits that come from doing business with a strong independent distributor. As always, we are passionate about delivering above-market growth and increased profitability to both our distributor members and our supplier partners.

The AD Difference

AD has the programs, procedures and people needed to accelerate your growth, increase your profitability, and deliver vital insights and innovative ideas that move your business forward.

Distributor Benefits | Supplier Benefits

Meet the Industrial Team

AD’s Industrial Division is managed by a dedicated staff that follows the direction of our members and suppliers through a highly representative committee structure.

  • Jack Templin View Bio
    Jack Templin
    President, AD Industrial Division
  • Tom Blue View Bio
    Tom Blue
    VP, Member Relations and Marketing
  • Brian Carroll View Bio
    Brian Carroll
    VP, Supplier Relations
  • Tim Babcock View Bio
    Tim Babcock
    Conversion Program Manager
  • Anila Vangjeli View Bio
    Anila Vangjeli
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Jill Clayton View Bio
    Jill Clayton
    Services Coordinator

Learn more about the personal attention and advocacy our associates provide.

Distributors | Suppliers

Industrial Divisional Board and Committees

Each AD Division has its own Board of Directors and committees that are made up of AD distributors and suppliers who vote on industry-related decisions and provide strategic and tactical input into all major areas of the organization’s operations.


Industrial Divisional Board of Directors

Chris Bateman
CEO
Industrial Supply Co. Inc.
Jeff Bigelow
President
Hubbard Supply
Jon Eames
President
N.H. Bragg & Sons
Dale Hahs II
CEO
AIS Industrial & Construction Supply
Keith Holland
Corporate Sales Manager
Border States
Don Ireland
President & General Manager
Industrial Supply Company
Rick Martoia
President
Alro Industrial Supply
Dave Ruggles
President
Martin Industrial Supply
Scott Shively
President
Shively Bros.
Chris Beach
CEO
Bostwick-Braun
Robert Mars
President
W.P. & R.S. Mars
Glenn Watt
CFO
Tenaquip Limited
John Wiborg
President
Stellar Industrial Supply
John Duffy
President
Triumph Tool
Tommy Thompson
Executive Vice President
Turner Supply Co.

Committees

The Product Committee reviews and approves prospective and existing manufacturers, ensuring they are consistent with the organization’s mission and commitments.

 

The Membership Sub-Committee’s primary mission is to review and approve prospective candidates for membership. Additionally, they develop the membership criteria and requirements for both prospective and existing members in order to maintain and enhance AD’s position as the #1 industrial supply marketing group in North America.

 

The Supplier Advisory Council offers AD management independent advice and recommendations on a wide range of subjects including strategic industry trends, opportunities to enhance manufacturer/distributor partnerships, and methods to generate reductions in channel costs.

 

The Industrial Supply Division supplyFORCE Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from each Industrial Supply Division Network and provides focus, direction and communication between the supplyFORCE Board and Industrial distributors regarding national account opportunities specific to the division.

  • Bill Hanes, President, Hanes Supply, Inc.
  • Eric Stone, VP Sales USA & Canada, Weiler Corporation
  • Michael Gassman, Chief Growth Officer, Van Meter
  • AD is a phenomenal organization to belong to. Every aspect of the organization is just world class. They bring so much to the table that an independent could not do on their own. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to join AD it's the best business decision you will ever make.

    Bill Hanes, President, Hanes Supply, Inc. Member since 2007
  • It's an investment for any supplier, but what you're getting is a commitment. A commitment for excellence, a commitment to succeed, and a commitment that AD members will favor you over non-AD suppliers. That’s a real advantage in the marketplace.

    Eric Stone, VP Sales USA & Canada, Weiler Corporation Supplier Partner since 2013
  • Through AD, we have been able to capture additional market share by selling product lines to certain customers, and now we have expanded what we can sell to other customers. We now can offer Bearings & Power Transmission products and services that we didn’t offer before. That translates to sales revenue and reputation gains.

    Michael Gassman, Chief Growth Officer, Van Meter Member since 1987
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