Madison, Wis.-based First Supply LLC named Joe Poehling chairman and promoted Dick Adix to president. Poehling joined First Supply in 1980 and has served as vice-chairman, president and chief executive officer. First Supply has been owned by the Poehling family for 105 years.

Adix joined First Supply in 2001 and has nearly 40 years of previous experience in sales and the wholesale supply industry. Most recently he had been chief operating officer.

Ed Felten has retired from his position as chairman and moved to chairman emeritus.

First Supply, a regional wholesale distributor with 14 locations in the upper Midwest, provides plumbing, heating, cooling, municipal, waterworks, fluid handling, builder and industrial supplies. The family- owned company was founded in 1897 and employs more than 500 people.