Cincinnati-based Keidel Supply recently announced executive Barry Keidel is retiring after 44 years with Cincinnati’s largest local plumbing supplier and wholesale distributor.

Keidel grew up in the business, working many different positions in the company, including becoming president following his father in the early 1990s. The company noted under Keidel’s direction it grew from a neighborhood supply shop to a large showroom and distribution center. Keidel Supply currently has three Ohio locations. Mike Barton became Keidel Supply CEO in 2009 and the company will continue to operate under his leadership. Keidel will remain on the company’s board of directors.