Vallen Distribution, a distributor of indirect industrial, metalworking, and safety supplies and services, has joined AD.
Vallen North America — which has locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico — was recently acquired from Sonepar by Nautic Partners, LLC, in partnership with management.
The distributor joins AD as a member in six AD divisions across three countries: Industrial & Safety, U.S.; Electrical, U.S.; Safety Network; Industrial & Safety, Canada; Electrical Canada; and AD Mexico.
“Over Vallen’s 150-year history, we’ve developed enduring relationships with our customers and suppliers,” said Chuck Delph, CEO of Vallen North America. “As we return to the community of independent distributors, AD’s value-added programs and multi-divisional capabilities made AD an obvious choice for a partner as we look to build on our proven value.”
“I’ve been incredibly impressed with Chuck and his team throughout the process of getting to know each other,” AD Chairman & CEO Bill Weisberg said. “They are smart, professional and action-oriented. They’re going to be a great fit with the AD community. I’m also very grateful to our owner/member Boards and our divisional teams in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for their vision, work, and support to bring this about.”