AD – AD owner/members elect 2024 Board of Directors

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Wayne, Pa. – AD announced that its owner/members elected three directors to its Board of Directors and an appointment.  


To elect new directors, the AD Board’s Nominating & Governance Committee holds an annual nominating and voting period during which AD owner/members select members to join the Board.   

AD’s newly elected director is Scott Weaver, President & CEO of APR Supply Co. John Wiborg, President & CEO of Stellar Industrial Supply Inc. and Paul Kennedy, President & CEO of Dakota Supply Group, were also re-elected.  

Weaver is an accomplished executive, leading APR Supply since 1998. APR Supply is a third-generation, family-owned HVAC and plumbing distribution business. In Weaver’s time as President & CEO, he has led the company through innovations, extensive growth, and several successful acquisitions. He currently serves on the AD HVAC Divisional Board of Directors. He has previously served on numerous industry, educational and private company boards, committees, and task forces including the Board of HARDI, and was formerly the President of the American Supply Association.  

“I had the privilege of attending the first board meeting and was thrilled with the high-performing team that was already in place,” Weaver commented. “It is commendable that AD remains division-smart in its 14 divisions, with flexibility leading to success in implementing individual strategic plans. The LLC Board helps us be corporate smart for initiatives that benefit all distributors.” 


Wiborg is the founder, CEO & President of Stellar Industrial Supply, Inc., an industrial, safety and metalworking supply distributor. He is an active member of his community and serves on several private company boards. Wiborg also previously served on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and as Chairman for the Industrial Supply Association. Wiborg joined the LLC Board in 2013 and serves as the Lead Director of the Board. He also serves on the AD Industrial & Safety – U.S. Divisional Board.  

Kennedy brings his over 30 years of experience in Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC/R and Waterworks distribution to his current role as the President & CEO of Dakota Supply Group. Before DSG, he served as President & COO of a Midwest-based wholesale distributor and spent 19 years in senior management roles across the U.S. and Canada for a large global plumbing distributor. He serves as an independent director for The Bostwick-Braun company and as a director on the boards of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and American Supply Association (ASA). He joined the AD LLC Board in 2023 and serves on its Organizational Development Committee. 

“AD has helped DSG and so many independent distributors over the years with opportunities to grow and resources to take our businesses to the next level,” Kennedy shared. “AD’s executive leadership team and Corporate Board of Directors are among the boldest leaders in our industries, and I am honored to continue my service on the Board and use my voice to help guide AD in the future.”


AD also announced the Board’s appointment of Jason Seger, the President & CEO of Border States, to fill the Board vacancy created by David White’s retirement. Mr. Seger has a diverse background in inventory, pricing, marketing, operations, customer and acquisition integration, and sales and management roles. He has been an active leader in both the industry and community. He currently serves on the AD U.S. Electrical Divisional Board and also served on the Innovation Advisory Council for IDEA, the NAED LEAD committee and the NAED Western Region Council.

Seger comments, “I’m honored to join and serve on the AD Board of Directors. It’s humbling to work alongside AD’s strong leadership team and a high functioning board made of industry thought leaders, all dedicated to serving the AD community.  I look forward to supporting the AD team and serving the independent distributors that make up AD to not only preserve the values that make our community so special, but ensure we are looking far enough ahead to make sure that independent distribution continues to thrive far into the future. “


The members of the 2024 AD LLC Board of Directors are:  


Pictured Above – The 2024 AD LLC Board of Directors:

Front Row (L-R): Dr. Don McNeeley, Chicago Tube & Iron; Steve Drummond, Source Atlantic; John Wiborg, Stellar Industrial Supply, Inc.; Bill Weisberg, AD; Donald Slominski, Jr., McNaughton-McKay Electric Company; Tim Horsman, E.B. Horsman & Son.

Back Row (L-R): François Deschênes, Deschênes Group Inc.; Paul Kennedy, Dakota Supply Group; Clay Geary, Interior Exterior Building Supply; Jason Seger, Border States Electric; Scott Weaver, APR Supply Co.; Karla Neupert Hockley, Consolidated Supply Co.


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More information on APR Supply Co: + Customer, Accountability, Excellence, and Results. These are the core values that APR Supply Co. centers our business upon. By purposely placing the customer first, APR has been able to achieve the level of success we enjoy today. Customers are serviced through 42 branch locations, 11 Oasis Kitchen & Bath Showrooms and a Central Distribution Center.

As trailblazers in the distribution industry, we strive to provide groundbreaking solutions to our customers. We work hard to offer new equipment options, the most convenient locations, and cutting-edge business practices. As Darwin wrote, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change”. Adapting to change is one of our hallmarks.

More information on Scott Weaver (President and Chief Executive Officer, APR Supply Co + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + Chairman of the HVAC Product Commitee, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Stellar Industrial Supply: + Stellar Industrial Supply distributes more than 90,000 MRO (maintenance, repair and operation) products and tools from more than 1,500 brands for Safety, Metalworking, and Marine Supply, general manufacturing and processing, machine and metalworking shops, and marine and construction organizations. Stellar also offers customized Indirect Material Management solutions; and a broad array of hand tools, power tools, cutting tools, abrasives, aerosol chemicals and paints, shop supplies, safety, marine and construction supplies. Stellar is a proud member of Affiliated Distributors and the Industrial Supply Association.

Stellar Industrial Supply provides coast-to-coast support for its customers, now boasting 18 regional hubs, with facilities including: Portland, OR, Albany, OR, Everett, WA Tacoma, WA, Seattle, WA, Spokane, WA, Los Angeles-Metro, Upland, CA, Central Valley, CA (San Luis Obispo, Ventura), Salt Lake City, UT, Sparks, NV, Denver, CO, Billings, MT, Phoenix, AZ, Knoxville, TN, Lawrence, PA, and Tampa, FL.

More information on John Wiborg (President & Chief Executive Officer, Stellar Industrial Supply, Inc. + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + Chair of LLC Nominating & Governance and Investment Committees, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Dakota Supply Group:  + Since our founding in 1898—with roots dating back to 1868, Dakota Supply Group (DSG) has been dedicated to providing all the right connections to our customers in the electrical; plumbing; HVAC; refrigeration; communications; utility; automation; waterworks; on-site sewer, water and well; filtration and metering technology industries. We carry more than 65,000 products from the top brands, but that’s only the beginning. Our experienced team of specialists provides customers with solutions that help them to maximize their employees’ productivity and increase their company’s profitability. We work mainly with:

  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC/R technicians
  • Contractors
  • Communication companies
  • City utilities and rural cooperatives
  • Municipal and rural water systems
  • Electric, water and gas utilities interested in the latest in metering technology systems
  • Any company or contractor who utilizes filters and filtration systems

Plus, DSG is employee-owned. That means you are always working with an owner, and consequently, your success is recognized as the foundation of our own.

More information on Paul Kennedy (President and Chief Executive Officer, Dakota Supply Group + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + Chair Elect & Board Member, NAED): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Border States: + At Border States, we believe unstoppable businesses shouldn’t have to go it alone. And as one of the largest 100% employee-owned companies in the United States, we have teams all over the country that supply services and solutions to businesses in the construction, industrial and utility markets.

Our history began in 1952 in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where two entrepreneurs wanted to serve the electric utility industry. Since then, Border States has grown into the sixth largest electrical distributor in the United States. You can depend on us for exceptional products, responsive and knowledgeable service, material management solutions and delivery and logistics expertise — no matter the complexity or size of your business objectives.

The 100% employee-owned company is rated the sixth largest electrical distributor in the United States by Electrical Wholesaling magazine. Border States has more than 3,200 employee-owners and 120 branches in 29 states. The Branch Support Center (corporate office) is located in Fargo, North Dakota.

More information on David White (Chairman, Border States Electric): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services

More information on Jason Seger (President and Chief Executive Officer, Border States Electric + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + Electrical Divisional Board, AD U.S., AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Deschênes Group: + Deschênes Group Inc. is a private, family-owned company founded in 1940 and based out of Montreal. DGI is the largest Canadian-owned company in its field and is a leading wholesale distributor that serves the plumbing and heating, electrical, waterworks, fire protection, HVAC/R, auto parts markets, and measurement and control equipment to the oil and gas markets. DGI has 186 sales outlets in Canada and the U.S., including 19 specialty plumbing stores in Quebec and Ontario. Since 2009 DGI has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

More information on François Deschênes (President and Chief Executive Officer, Deschênes Group Inc. + Member of the Board of Directors, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Source Atlantic Ltd.: + Source Atlantic Limited is an innovative and industry leading wholesale distributor passionate about delivering value and exceptional service to customers in Canada and beyond. Source Atlantic partners with hundreds of world-class suppliers, offers a multitude of specialized and technical services and has many value-added business solutions designed to improve customers’ efficiency and productivity. Now, with over 500 employees, Source Atlantic has 24 locations in Canada with 14 specialized product and service divisions and is proud to be distinguished as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2017.

More information on Steve Drummond (President, Source Atlantic Ltd. + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + Chair of the AD LLC Nominating & Governance Committee, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Interior Exterior Building Supply, LP: + We provide the greatest value to our customers by offering preferred products and superior customer service. For over 50 years, we have developed long-lasting, trusted relationships with both customers and suppliers. Our dedicated employees are able to reach their potential through productivity, creativity and team work in a safe environment.

More information on Clay Geary (Owner/Manager, Interior Exterior Building Supply, LP + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + Gypsum Supply U.S. Divisional Board Chair, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Consolidated Supply Co. : + Consolidated Supply Co., a fourth-generation family run business has been improving the lives of Pacific Northwest families since 1928. Over the last 90 years we have seen tremendous growth and what our great grandfather started in Portland, Oregon, has now expanded to three states, 21 locations, and over 500 employees. Our corporate office is in Tigard, Oregon where many of our functions are centralized including Accounting, Business Management, Credit Management, Human Resources, IT, E-Commerce, Marketing, Operations, Purchasing, and Sales.

At Consolidated Supply Co. we provide professional plumbers, utilities contractors, excavators, and municipalities with high-quality plumbing, water works, and hydronics products. Our customer first philosophy and unmatched service combined with quality products and knowledgeable service specialists enables us to exceed your expectations. Whatever you need for your next commercial, residential, or municipal project, we can help. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1928.

More information on Karla Neupert Hockley (President, Consolidated Supply Co. + Member of the Board of Directors, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on E.B. Horsman & Son: + With more than a century in the electrical supply business, we’re proud to be Western Canada’s largest independent, employee- and family-owned electrical supplier. 

It all started in 1900, when we opened our doors as a humble hardware store in the small village of Moosomin, Saskatchewan. Since then, five generations of the Horsman family have run the company, now led by President and CEO Tim Horsman. 

Today, headquartered in Surrey, B.C., we have the largest branch network in Western Canada, with 22 locations across B.C., Alberta, and Saskatchewan. We proudly represent over 600 plus suppliers with over 1 million products making us a distributor of choice for thousands of Electrical Contractors, End User MROs, and Industrial OEMs.

Our locations are supported by over 400 employees and technical service teams for:

  • Full-line electrical 
  • Process instrumentation 
  • Industrial automation
  • Lighting supply and design 
  • Data communication products
  • Commercial project quotations

More information on Tim Horsman (President & Chief Executive Officer, E.B. Horsman & Son + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + LLC Organizational Development Committee Chair, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on Chicago Tube & Iron: + Founded in 1914, CTI is one of the largest specialty steel service centers in the United States, with nine locations throughout the Midwest and in Monterrey, Mexico. Inventory and value added processing are facilitated in over 1.2 million square feet of efficient, state-of-the-art facilities. CTI houses over 30,000 line items of inventory from the world’s premier manufacturers. Over 100 years of consistent growth has allowed CTI to attract talented team members, invest in value added services backed up with an extensive inventory to provide our valued customers with Consistent Reliable Customer Service.

More information on Dr. Don McNeeley (Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Tube & Iron + Member of the Board of Directors, AD + Chair of the Investment Committee, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services


More information on McNaughton-McKay Electric Company: + McNaughton-McKay Electric Company is a wholesale electrical distributor serving markets in Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. We offer a full line of products ranging from pipe and wire to complex automation control systems for everyone from small electrical contractors to large scale manufacturers. 

In addition to our core product offering, we provide services and solutions to support your applications through innovative capabilities, processes, technologies and personnel you can depend on to move your business forward. Our expert sales and engineering teams are here to help you to solve your problems and go above and beyond to understand your business and industry in order to meet your needs. As a 100% employee-owned company, our teams are personally invested in your success.

More information on Donald D. Slominski Jr. (Executive Chairman, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company + Member of the Board of Directors, AD): See the full profile on EMR Executive Services