Affiliated Distributors (A-D) appointed Stewart Gale to the newly created position of vice president of marketing & business development. He spent 25 years with Rockingham Electrical Supply Co. Inc., where he was vice president/director of sales & marketing. Gale will direct the marketing activities and related program development for all A-D Divisions (Electrical, Industrial, Plumbing and PVF) and will help A-D identify and pursue growth opportunities in current and related industries. His team will include Kate Jope, marketing manager; Nicole Vernisi, manager/meeting planning; and Mark Wilson, director of service provider relations.