New Roles for Several Key Leaders at ABC Supply

Posted March 23, 2009

As part of its continued commitment to growth and development, and to position itself for continued success, ABC Supply Co. Inc. has announced the following changes to its management team.

Keith Rozolis has been promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer David Luck.  In his new role, Rozolis will lead ABC Supply’s branch and manufacturing operations and affiliated and divisional companies, as well as continue to oversee ABC Supply’s marketing and merchandising groups.  Reporting to him are the Vice President of Branch Operations, the Director of Marketing and Business Intelligence and the newly created positions of Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Vice President of Divisional Operations.  Rozolis has been with ABC Supply for 10 years, previously serving as Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Planning.

Brent Fox has been promoted to Vice President of Divisional Operations.  He will oversee four of ABC Supply’s business units.  They are:  Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., a leading supplier of low slope roofing systems and solutions; Amcraft Building Products, a private labeler of siding, windows, doors and accessories; ABC Supply’s Catalog Division; and Town & Country Industries, a leading distributor of aluminum and storm protection products.  Fox has been with ABC Supply for 26 years, most recently as Vice President of Merchandising and Purchasing.

Brad Money has been promoted to Vice President of Manufacturing Operations.  Reporting to him are Mule-Hide Manufacturing, a manufacturer of dry-felt and related products;  American Construction Metals, a manufacturer of metal roofing systems, rainware, storm protection panels, awnings, edge metals and accessories; and Vande Hey Raleigh, a boutique manufacturer of concrete and slate roof tile.  He had previously served as General Manager of Mule-Hide Manufacturing.

Kevin Hendricks remains in his current role of Vice President of Branch Operations.  Reporting to him are the company’s five regional vice presidents.

Kim Hendricks has been named to the newly created position of Vice President of Organizational Development.  Previously, she was a Vice President of ABC Supply and President of Mule-Hide Products.

“We know that our long-term success depends on sustaining the most talented and engaged workforce in the industry,” Luck said, “and as we continue to grow, it is even more important that we continuously improve the alignment of all of our internal service systems to achieve that goal.  To that end, we have created this senior level position, reporting directly to me, to help develop and champion programs and systems necessary to ensure that we continue to attract and retain the talent necessary to be a world-class company.”

Mike Schwarz has been promoted to Director of Marketing and Business Intelligence.  He will oversee ABC Supply’s marketing research and business intelligence, sales support, pricing, merchandising and advertising areas.  He most recently served as Manager of Pricing and Merchandise Analysis.

Mary Groessl has been promoted to Director of Business Development.  In her new role, she will support new strategic business and operational initiatives, will be responsible for ABC Supply’s real estate department and will provide oversight of the company’s risk management group.  She had been Manager of Business Planning.
 
“I look forward to working with these talented individuals in their new roles,” Luck said.  “Each has made tremendous contributions to ABC Supply and will help us take the next steps in becoming a world-class company.”

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.  The company operates 380 branches in 45 states and the District of Columbia.  It has distinguished itself by following a single, simple guiding principle – treat contractors with respect and help them succeed by understanding their businesses and offering products and services carefully selected to meet their unique needs.  More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.