Milton “Milt” Miller, one of the founders of Tri-State Distributors Association - the future NCWA - died on July 20, surrounded by his family at the age of 88.
Milton “Milt” Miller,
one of the founders of Tri-State Distributors Association - the future NCWA - died
on July 20, surrounded by his family at the age of 88.
joined the Army in July 1942, and was honorably discharged as a Master Sergeant
in 1946 from the 142nd Ordnance Company, serving both in Europe
and in the Pacific. He returned home to join his father, Sam and brother David,
in a family business, now known as Trumbull Industries Inc. There, as vice president
in 1950, and then as president in 1955, he would lead the company’s growth from
its local origins as a plumbing supply house, into a regional operation that
also included municipal materials, cabinets, industrial and piping supplies.
was active in many industry associations, and was a founder and president of a Tri-State
Distributors Association, a national marketing cooperative of plumbing
wholesalers, which eventually became the North Central Wholesalers Association
(NCWA). Miller also was a founder of a computer services firm and a financial
services company, both pioneering efforts in the industry.
many accomplishments in the industry include being named one of the 25 influential
wholesalers during the past quarter century in 1983 by Supply
was also instrumental
in the founding of the C. L. Watt buying group.
may be made to Temple El Emeth, 3970
Logan Way, Youngstown, OH 44505
or St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
here for his obituary and to send condolences.
Influential Wholesaler Milt Miller Passes Away
August 2, 2010