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AD Announces New Leadership in its Electrical - U.S. Division

Aug. 27, 2020

AD, the Wayne, PA-based buying/marketing group, has named David Kinsella as president of its Electrical – U.S. Division with the unanimous backing of the Electrical-U.S. board. Kinsella currently serves as the division’s member relations vice president and will assume his new responsibilities as president effective Sep. 21.

In his new leadership role, Kinsella will be responsible for member and supplier partner engagement and growth for the division, collaborating with the AD team and other key stakeholders including the divisional board and AD member companies and supplier partners in the U.S. to deliver results and help members make the most out of their membership in the AD community.

He joined AD in 2008 as director of supplier relations and was promoted to VP of supplier relations two years later. In 2016, he became the division's VP of member relations. Prior to joining AD, Dave served in a variety of leadership capacities in distribution and manufacturing including national sales manager at AD supplier partner Intermatic.

AD is also announcing changes to the division’s supplier relations role. Electrical-U.S. Supplier VP John Kudlacek has elected to retire as of the end of the year. During his tenure at AD, John worked to enhance a number of supplier relationships, and was a relentless advocate for the preferential support of AD suppliers, driving conversions and expanding marketing opportunities. John has also played an integral role in leading Electrical-U.S. product committee and supplier advisory council. He joined AD in 2016 after holding marketing and purchasing, operations and product management, and supplier relations roles at a national electric supply distributor.

With this news, the group is announcing that Steven Guidry will become the Electrical-U.S. VP of supplier relations and marketing programs effective Sep. 21. Guidry brings electrical industry experience from the distributor, manufacturer and agency sides of the business. Guidry joins AD from Texas-based JD Martin Co., a manufacturers’ representative firm for many of AD’s electrical preferred supplier partners.

In other news at AD, Senior VP of Business Development Tom Blue has elected to retire effective Sept. 30. H was with AD for eight years and worked for more than 25 with Milwaukee Tool, one of AD’s major supplier partners,

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