The Wayne, Pennsylvania-based AD buying and marketing group recently reported an 11% increase in member sales across 12 AD divisions, totaling $41.4 billion in 2018. Purchases from AD suppliers grew by 13% in 2018. On a same-store basis, by industry, 2018 PHCP sales were up 12%; Industrial-PT sales were up 11%; Electrical sales were up 8%; and Building materials was up 4%. By country, same-store sales in the U.S. grew 10%; Canada was up 8% and Mexico grew 10%.
Also, AD member owners recently elected the group’s board of directors. Following an AD member owner vote, AD named the 2018 AD LLC Board of Directors election.
Chrissy Nardini, president of American Metals Supply Co., was elected to join the board, replacing Brian Peirce, CEO of Perice-Phelps. Peirce rolled off the board after 14 years of service. Don Slominiski, president & CEO of McNaughton McKay Electric Co., and Martin Deschenes, vice chairman of the board of Groupe Deschenes, were elected to continue on as members of the AD LLC Board of Directors.
In 2018 AD successfully completed the transition to becoming a member-owned group, a decision aimed at ensuring the continued strength of the group into the future.
Serving as the current president of American Metals Supply and the third generation of her family to run the business, Nardini is a past president of HARDI, where she was the first female president of the group. She is an officer of Young Presidents Organization for both the St. Louis chapter and mid-America region.
The current list of AD LLC Board of Directors includes: Tim Arenberg (Columbia Pipe & Supply), Martin Deschenes (Group Deschenes), Jeff Hockin (Crum Electric Supply), Tim Horsman (E.B. Horsman Co.), Lenin Juarez (Action Gypsum Supply), Tammy Miller (Border States), Nardini (American Metals Supply Co.), Jeff Pope (F.W. Webb), Slominski Jr., (McNaughton McKay Electric Co.), Russ Visner (Etna Distributors and lead director, AD board), Bill Weisberg (chairman & CEO, AD), John Wiborg (Stellar Industrial Supply).