Posted May 27, 2021

AD announces conversion campaign winners

AD announced the winners of its annual conversion campaign that encouragse AD members to convert business to AD supplier partners.

The winners were announced at AD’s Industrial & Safety – U.S. Division 2021 Virtual AD Spring Network Meeting earlier this spring.

In the five years since its inception, 2020 saw the closest race between AD networks and resulted in “Network 206” winning the conversion campaign cup with $6 million converted to AD suppliers, across 10 participating members:

• AHB Tooling & Machinery, inc.
• E.M. Benson/Cheshire
• James H. Cross Co.
• L&M Tool and Industrial Supply
• Muenz-Engineering Sales
• Navasota Industrial Supply
• Powell Tool Supply, Inc.
• ST Solutions
• Triumph Tool Ltd.
• Western Tool & Supply Co.
• Wm. F. Hurst Co. Inc.

“We have a great group, and everybody does their part,” said Jon Hays, vice president of sales from AHB Tooling & Machinery, Inc., winning network chair. “We encourage everyone to participate because we know it helps supports the group and is a win/win for everyone.”

AD chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg addressed attendees, celebrating members for collectively outperforming the market in 2020 and recognizing their resilience amidst an incredibly challenging year. He made special note of those members who served in AD leadership roles during the pandemic.

“The members of AD’s governing bodies, including the AD LLC Board of Directors, divisional boards and committees, were incredibly generous and effective in their engagement and guidance to our staff and their fellow members, even in the face of challenges in their own lives and business,” Weisberg said.