Committed to Growth

AD Safety Network is a community where safety-centric, growth-oriented independent distributors and best-in-class supplier partners come together with the purpose of better serving end-user customers, outperforming the market and staying ahead of the competition.

The scale of AD Safety Network 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 Safety Network Team

AD Safety Network is managed by a dedicated staff that follows the direction of our members and suppliers through a highly representative committee structure.

  • Marisol Fernandez View Bio
    Marisol Fernandez
    Electrical & Industrial Business Unit
  • Mike Carr View Bio
    Mike Carr
    Industrial & Safety Divisions
  • Brian Carroll View Bio
    Brian Carroll
    Senior Vice President,
    Supplier Relations
    Industrial & Safety Divisions
  • Jennifer Hogeland View Bio
    Jennifer Hogeland
    Director, Member Engagement
    Safety Network Division
  • Peggy Penjuke View Bio
    Peggy Penjuke
    Marketing Director
    Electrical & Industrial Business Unit
  • Ashley Klawiter View Bio
    Ashley Klawiter
    Business Operations Manager
    Electrical & Industrial Business Unit
  • Candy Hagen View Bio
    Candy Hagen
    Services Coordinator
    Safety Network Division
  • Lexy Hartman View Bio
    Lexy Hartman
    Meetings & Marketing Coordinator
    Electrical & Industrial Business Unit

Find a Safety Network Partner


When you do business with a local independently owned AD distributor, you’re working with a company focused on personal service with deep community roots, backed by a $75 billion marketing group. They have the financial stability to handle virtually any volume you require, the experience and expertise you need to get the job done right and the purchasing power to compete with any national chain. Build your business with a company that is here to stay and discover what an independent local distributor can do for you.

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Safety Network Divisional Board and Committees

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

Safety Network Divisional Board of Directors

Lee Cohen
Senior Vice President
Magid Glove and Safety
Loren Rivkin
President & COO
Saf-T-Gard International, Inc.
Brad Rosen
Purchasing Director/Business Development
Broner Glove and Safety
Kelly Stauffer
VP of Marketing
Stauffer Glove & Safety
CJ Vallone
DiVal Safety
Chris Vorpahl
Vice President
Vorpahl Fire and Safety
David White
Quad City Safety


The Development Board provides representative leadership and insight for Safety Network Board Members to rely on during Board Meetings. Their main objectives are to help enhance the outcome of strategic initiatives and be a representative group for the entire Safety Network Membership. This has helped to show transparency on how the decision making is done for the group.


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