On May 25, Affiliated Distributors (AD) announced that Paul Kennedy, President and CEO of Dakota Supply Group, has been elected to AD’s Board of Directors.
Kennedy has over 30 years of experience in the plumbing, electrical, HVACR and waterworks distribution industries, according to a news release. He leads Dakota Supply Group, a distributor of products and solutions for a bevy of industries, including electrical, utilities, communications, automation, HVAC, plumbing, waterworks, and onsite sewer, water and well. Twin Cities-based Dakota Supply Group ranked No. 23 on MDM’s Top Electrical, Data & Security Distributors list in 2022.
In addition, Kennedy serves as an independent director for the Bostwick-Braun Company, and as the director on boards of the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) and American Supply Association (ASA). Prior to his current roles, Kennedy was President and Chief Operating Officer of Madison, Wisconsin-based First Supply LLC, a distributor of plumbing and HVAC supplies.
“AD has helped Dakota Supply Group and so many independent distributors over the years with opportunities to grow and resources to take our businesses to the next level,” Kennedy said in the release. “AD’s executive leadership team and Corporate Board of Directors are among the foremost leaders in our industries, and I am honored to join the Board and use my voice to help guide AD in the future with a group of innovators.”
“The owner/members on AD’s boards and committees offer incredible leadership and industry experience that guide the direction of AD, ensuring that together we are serving the needs of the AD community,” David White, CEO of Border States Electric and Lead Director of AD’s Board of Directors, said in the release. “I have served with a variety of leaders in governance roles with AD, and each member has provided unique perspectives and invaluable contributions to the group. The Board congratulates Paul on the role, and we are thrilled to work with him more closely to build the future of AD.”