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Gary had a long and distinguished career in the industrial distribution industry following his U.S. Army Service in Vietnam, where he earned a Bronze Star Medal.
Gary served as Administrative Assistant and Executive Vice President of the Southern Wholesalers Association and the Southern Industrial Distributors Association. His leadership facilitated the successful merger of the Central States, National and Southern Industrial Distributors Associations to create I.D.A. in 1988.
In his 33 years of dedicated service to the industry, Gary served on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW), NAW Service Corporation and the Wholesaler-Distributor Political Action Committee. He was also a Trustee for the Distribution Research & Education Foundation (DREF).
Gary was a true visionary for the industrial distribution channel. He led the creation of the University of Industrial Distribution, a highly-regarded education program that is now endorsed by 19 other associations. He also served on the Advisory Boards for Industrial Distribution programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Texas A&M, and at Southern College of Technology.
Gary was a true gentleman whose adventurous spirit led him to travel the world. His love of life and his appreciation of its gifts were contagious. He was a distinguished colleague and dear friend who will be very much missed, leaving a legacy which will long endure.