Committed to Growth
AD Industrial & Safety distributors and suppliers are progressive market leaders with a passion to grow their businesses and increase their profitability by working together.
The scale of our Industrial & Safety Division allows our members to compete toe-to-toe with the national chains while still offering the benefits that come from doing business with a strong independent distributor. As always, we are passionate about delivering above-market growth and increased profitability to both our distributor members and our supplier partners.
Meet the Industrial & Safety Team
AD’s Industrial & Safety Division is managed by a dedicated staff that follows the direction of our members and suppliers through a highly representative committee structure.
View BioJack TemplinPresident, AD Industrial Division & Chief Programs Officer
View BioTom BlueVP, Member Relations and Marketing, AD Industrial Division
View BioBrian CarrollVP, Supplier Relations, AD Industrial Division
View BioTim BabcockMember Development Manager, Industrial & Safety Division
View BioKimberley SmithMarketing Programs & Events Manager, AD Industrial Division
View BioAshley SnyderServices Coordinator, AD Industrial Division
Industrial & Safety Divisional Board and Committees
Each AD division has its own Board of Directors and committees that are made up of AD member owners and suppliers who vote on industry-related decisions and provide strategic and tactical input into all major areas of the organization’s operations.
Industrial & Safety Divisional Board of Directors
Horizon Solutions LLC
Industrial Supply Co. Inc.
N.H. Bragg & Sons
W.P. & R.S. Mars
Alro Industrial Supply
Martin Industrial Supply
Turner Supply Co.
Richards Supply Company
Stellar Industrial Supply
The Product Committee reviews and approves prospective and existing manufacturers, ensuring they are consistent with the organization’s mission and commitments.
The Membership Sub-Committee’s primary mission is to review and approve prospective candidates for membership. Additionally, they develop the membership criteria and requirements for both prospective and existing members in order to maintain and enhance AD’s position as the #1 industrial supply marketing group in North America.
The Supplier Advisory Council offers AD management independent advice and recommendations on a wide range of subjects including strategic industry trends, opportunities to enhance manufacturer/distributor partnerships, and methods to generate reductions in channel costs.
The Industrial Supply Division supplyFORCE Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from each Industrial Supply Division Network and provides focus, direction and communication between the supplyFORCE Board and Industrial distributors regarding national account opportunities specific to the division.
AD is a phenomenal organization to belong to. Every aspect of the organization is just world class. They bring so much to the table that an independent could not do on their own. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to join AD it's the best business decision you will ever make.Member since 2007
It's an investment for any supplier, but what you're getting is a commitment. A commitment for excellence, a commitment to succeed, and a commitment that AD members will favor you over non-AD suppliers. That’s a real advantage in the marketplace.Supplier Partner since 2013
Through AD, we have been able to capture additional market share by selling product lines to certain customers, and now we have expanded what we can sell to other customers. We now can offer Bearings & Power Transmission products and services that we didn’t offer before. That translates to sales revenue and reputation gains.Member since 1987