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Patrick M. Adams, president and chief executive officer of MKS Pipe & Valve Co.


The Executive Council of the American Supply Association’s Industrial Piping Division is pleased to announce Mr. Patrick M. Adams, president and chief executive officer of MKS Pipe & Valve Co., has been selected to receive the 2013 IPD Award of Excellence. The award will be presented to Adams during the Weldbend IPD Breakfast on Thursday morning, Oct. 3 at NetworkASA 2013 in Washington.

Mr. Adams is well-known and respected by his colleagues and vendors as an honorable and dedicated professional who never stops giving to the industrial PVF industry. Having fulfilled numerous roles with different industry organizations, he is consistently among the first to volunteer his time and energy.  Most recently as IPD chairman and a member of ASA’s Board of Directors for multiple terms, Adams exemplified leadership qualities that profoundly influenced decisions and actions that have propelled a tremendous resurgence of relevance that ASA and IPD enjoy today. He is a champion for our industry’s proud legacy, and at a time when it is rapidly aging, Adams works just as hard to cultivate rock-solid, young talent that will lead his company and other independent distributors toward a prosperous future.

 Jay Bazemore, chairman of the Industrial Piping Division and vice president of JABO Supply Corp., stated: “Pat Adams continues to demonstrate the ultimate in leadership and dedication to the industry that is required of a recipient of the IPD Award of Excellence. His willingness to share so much of his knowledge and expertise coupled with his influence within our industry has helped ASA’s Industrial Piping Division continue to grow and flourish as it does today.”