Nadia Askar is Integrated Content Specialist/Associate Editor for BNP Media’s Plumbing Group — Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer and Reeves Journal. She is a recent graduate from Northeastern Illinois University (May 2013) and joined the Plumbing Group staff in November 2013. She coordinates product and news items for the group, and now writes the popular Truck of the Month feature for PM.
It wasn’t until college that Askar decided to major in English and be an editor. Whether it’s with a column in a magazine or the fantasy novel they’ve been working on, Askar wants to help people put their best foot forward and be the best writers they can be. She is excited to be starting her editing career so soon out of college and looks forward to working with everyone in the Plumbing Group.
Scott Benfield is a consultant to durable goods distributors and manufacturers. He has more than 25 years of experience with Fortune-rated industrial companies and nationally ranked distributors. He is the author of five books for distributors, numerous research projects and professional articles. His firm, Benfield Consulting (www.benfieldconsulting.com), is located in a suburb of Chicago and he can be reached at (630) 428-9311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veteran industry analyst and writer Morris R. Beschloss is the industrial PVF columnist for Supply House Times and the American Supply Association’s industry analyst. Beschloss, whose career in the industrial pipe, valve and fittings sector spans more than five decades, was the recipient of the 2012 ASA Fred V. Keenan Lifetime Achievement Award.
Longtime consultant and well-respected speaker Dirk Beveridge is leading the movement of change, innovation and transformation throughout distribution. His new book “INNVOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times” is now available at www.dirkbeveridge.com. Contact Dirk at email@example.com.
Joshua Brown heads the marketing department at Metropolitan Bath (Reading, MA), a showroom division of Metropolitan Pipe & Supply Co. The fifth generation of ownership of the Cambridge, MA-based. wholesale firm, he has worked in the plumbing supply business his whole life, starting out in the warehouse. To contact him, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the company, visit www.metpipe.com.
Hank Darlington, owner of Darlington Consulting, writes several monthly articles for magazines, teaches seminars, and offers a full range of small business consulting services to kitchen and bath dealers, distributors and manufacturers. Hank Darlington was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Kitchen & Bath Association in April 2004. He can be reached at 2010 Granite Bar Way, Gold River, CA 95670. Phone: 916/852-6855, fax: 916/852-8866, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dick Friedman is a recognized authority on information technology (IT) for distributors, wholesalers and manufacturers. He has 25+ years of experience helping PHCP, HVACR and PVF distributors and manufacturers in unbiased, objective ways. His firm does NOT SELL systems or software; they make unbiased, objective recommendations about getting a WMS, VDP and PTL. Dick is a contributing editor to SUPPLY HOUSE TIMES, and consults with readers. Call his computer hotline (847/256-3260) for a FREE consultation, or visit his Web site for more information.
Dan is the hydronics contributing editor for Supply House Times. He operates the popular www.HeatingHelp.com web site where you'll find just that - Heating Help. Post your technical challenges on The Wall bulletin board and get input from some of the best in the business. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. He loves hearing from you!
Dr. Rick Johnson is the founder of CEO Strategist LLC, an experience-based firm specializing in leadership and the creation of competitive advantage in wholesale distribution. CEO Strategist LLC works in an advisory capacity with distributor executives in board representation, executive coaching, team coaching and education and training to make the changes necessary to create or maintain competitive advantage.
You can contact them by calling 352-750-0868, or visit www.ceostrategist.com for more information. CEO Strategist – experts in strategic leadership in wholesale distribution. To sign up for his monthly newsletter – “The Howl,” email email@example.com.
Mike Miazga is BNP Media Plumbing Group’s Integrated Content Manager and editor of Supply House Times. Miazga plays key roles in the PVF e-News and PME Enewsletter, as well as the group’s event video presentations.
Miazga, named Supply House Times editor in November 2011, previously was senior editor of sister publications Plumbing & Mechanical and PM Engineer. A 20-year veteran of the publishing industry, Miazga is an accomplished editor, feature writer, news reporter and columnist. His experience includes daily newspapers, sports magazines, public/media relations and related e-media such as websites and e-newsletters.
Miazga, also a former high school baseball and golf coach, previously was the editor of two niche sports magazines from 2003-2009.
Bob Miodonski is Group Publisher of BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, which consists of industry-leading print and digital magazines, websites and e-newsletters. Titles include: Supply HouseTimes, Plumbing & Mechanical, PM Engineer and Reeves Journal magazines; Bath & Kitchen Pro e-News; PVF e-News; Radiant &Hydronics e-news; and www.RadiantAndHydronics.com.
Bob has covered the plumbing, piping and HVAC industry for more than 25 years as an editor and publisher of business-to-business construction magazines. He previously worked in the newspaper business as a reporter and editor. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated summa cum laude, and a master’s degree from the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, where he also has worked as a part-time instructor.
Michael Place is the training director for Dakota Supply Group and the chairman for DSG’s Safety and Wellness Focus Group. He also serves as a member of ASA’s Safety Committee and participates in industry and nonindustry organizations promoting safety, training and continuing education. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suzette Rubio is the Web Content/Engagement Manager for BNP Media’s Plumbing Group. She is also the new products editor for Supply House Times. A veteran of the publishing industry for 10+ years, Rubio oversees the magazines’ websites, which include www.PMMag.com, www.PMEngineer.com , www.ReevesJournal.com and www.SupplyHT.com, as well as www.RadiantandHydronics.com and www.BathandKitchenPro.com . She also manages the Plumbing Group’s social network pages on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Rubio joined the staff in the summer of 2005 as Supply House Times’ associate editor.
She previously was assistant editor at Mintel International and worked on In the Field, a publication of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
She can be reached at 630-962-0086 or RubioS@bnpmedia.com
Jim Wheeler has been in the HVACR industry for more than 25 years. He has worked in contracting, for supply houses, and for national equipment manufacturers. He has served as an industry teacher on technical topics, and as a writer and editor. He has conducted seminars on building control standard protocols. He is currently available to speak or teach at industry events. You may contact him via e-mail at email@example.com.