AD announced that its owner/members elected three directors to its Board of Directors.
Each year, the AD Board’s Nominating & Governance Committee holds an open nomination and voting period, during which AD members select members to its board of directors. Currently, more than 140 of AD’s 850-plus member companies provide leadership on corporate and divisional boards and committees.
AD’s newly elected director is François Deschênes, President & CEO of Deschênes Group. Chrissy Nardini, President, American Metals Supply and Donald D. Slominski, Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board, McNaughton-McKay Electric Co., were reelected by AD’s owner/members.
Deschênes leads Deschênes Group., a Quebec-based distributor-wholesaler of plumbing and heating products. He joined the family business in 2000, and has served as Vice-President, Operations for the province of Quebec, Vice-President and General Manager for Deschênes & Fils Ltée, a subsidiary of Deschênes Group Inc., Vice-President, Marketing & Business Development, as well as Vice-President, Procurement. He had also been chairman of AD Plumbing & Heating – Canada and of the buying group Canaplus Limited Partnership. He is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Cercle des présidents du Québec and the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).
“I am honored to have been elected to represent AD members as we work together to grow and succeed,” said Deschênes. “The Board of Directors contributes strategic direction and speaks for the dedicated owner/members on the future of the group, and I look forward to collaborating with the Board’s terrific leaders to guide us forward.”
Nardini leads American Metals Supply, Co., a third-generation family business headquartered in St. Louis with nine locations throughout the Midwest and Southwest. American Metals Supply is a wholesale distributor of galvanized steel and HVAC supplies. Nardini has been with the company since 1997 and has served as President since 2006. Nardini is a past President of HARDI (Heating, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International), where she was the first female president of the group. She joined the AD Board in 2019 and currently serves on the Audit Committee.
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