Henry C. Panza, a wholesaling icon for 38 years in the WinWholesale organization, passed away Nov. 23 in Connecticut.
C. Panza, a wholesaling icon for 38 years in theWinWholesaleorganization,
passed away Nov. 23 in Connecticut.
Panza joined WinWholesale in 1972. He also served as president
of Derby N.O. Nelson Co., which later became Shelton Winnelson Co. in Shelton. Over the years,
Panza was known for training people in the wholesaling business and sponsoring
the startup of other Win companies. At the time of his death, he worked at
Shelton Winnelson and was on the board of directors. His son,PriscoPanza, is president.
“Henry was a great sounding board and was always there for
sage advice, counsel and insight no matter where you were or what you did in
the organization,” saidRick Schwartz, WinWholesale
president and CEO. “He trained countless people, including me, in the
fundamentals of wholesaling. It’s clear that our presence in the Northeast
would not be what it is today if it wasn’t for him.”
were set for Nov. 26 in New Haven,