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AD Elects 2023 Board of Directors

The organization's newly elected director is François Deschênes, who is President & CEO of Deschênes Group Inc.

On March 21, independent distributor organization AD announced that its members have elected three directors to its Board of Directors.

AD’s newly elected director is François Deschênes, President & CEO of Deschênes Group Inc. Chrissy Nardini, President of American Metals Supply — and Donald D. Slominski Jr., Executive Chairman of the Board at McNaughton-McKay Electric Company — were reelected by AD’s owner/members.

“I am honored to have been elected to represent AD members as we work together to grow and succeed,” Deschênes said. “The Board of Directors contributes strategic direction and speaks for the dedicated owner/members on the future of the group, and I look forward to collaborating with the Board’s terrific leaders to guide us forward.”

Every year, the AD Board’s Nominating & Governance Committee holds an open nomination and voting period, during which AD members select members to its board of directors, the organization said. There are more than 140 of AD’s 850-plus member companies providing leadership on corporate and divisional boards and committees, AD said.

Martin Deschênes, Vice Chairman of the Board at Deschênes Group Inc., is leaving the board after serving since 2016, AD said.

The members of the 2023 AD LLC Board of Directors are:

  • François Deschênes, President & CEO, Deschênes Group Inc.
  • Steve Drummond, President, Source Atlantic
  • Clay Geary, Owner/Manager, Interior Exterior Building Supply
  • Karla Neupert Hockley, President, Consolidated Supply Co.
  • Tim Horsman, President & CEO, E.B. Horsman & Son & AD LLC Organizational Development Committee Chair
  • Dr. Don McNeeley, Chairman & CEO, Chicago Tube & Iron
  • Chrissy Nardini, President, American Metals Supply Co.
  • Donald Slominski, Jr., Executive Chairman, McNaughton-McKay Electric Company & AD LLC Audit Committee Chair
  • Bill Weisberg, Chairman & CEO, AD
  • David White, CEO, Border States Electric & AD LLC Board Lead Directors
  • John Wiborg, President & CEO, Stellar Industrial Supply, Inc. & Chair of the AD LLC Nominating & Governance and Investment Committees

“Our boards and committees have incredible leaders who make the AD community stronger by setting the group’s strategies and policies and overseeing our operations,” Weisberg said. “The annual election process ensures that each member has the opportunity to choose who serves on our corporate board and our board clearly understands its responsibility to represent the interests of all our divisions and countries. I look forward to working closely with François as he joins the Board of Directors.”

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