The NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has announced the election of Ronald E. Calhoun, President and CEO, The Palmer-Donavin Mfg. Co.; and Larry J. Stoddard, President and CEO, RelaDyne, Inc., to the NAW Institute Board of Directors. The Palmer-Donavin Mfg. Co., headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a wholesaler-distributor of residential building supplies and heating and cooling equipment. The firm also operates Ohio branch offices in Cincinnati, Delphos, Lima, and Masury, and has one operation in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Calhoun’s other industry involvement includes two past presidencies of the North American Building Material Distribution Association (NBMDA) and an associate Board membership of Ohio Lumbermen’s Association. Prior to joining Palmer-Donavin in 1981, Calhoun was an outside salesperson for the Gold Bond Building Products and Heatilator Company.
RelaDyne, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is a supplier of comprehensive equipment reliability products and value-added services in the lubricant sales, distribution, and equipment reliability services industry and serving the automotive, commercial, and industrial markets. On November 4, 2010, these four businesses, namely: Mid-Town Petroleum, Inc. (Bridgeview, Illinois); Oil Distributing Company (Cincinnati, Ohio); The Hurt Company, Inc. (Houston, Texas), and Pumpelly Oil Company (Sulphur, Louisiana) joined forces to form RelaDyne. Prior to joining RelaDyne, Stoddard served as CEO of Bradco Supply Corporation, a roofing supply company. Stoddard also served as COO of Wolseley, a $34 billion distributor of construction supplies throughout North America and Europe. He also currently serves as Chairman of a privately held family-owned business, Crescent Electric Supply, a large regional electrical distribution company in East Dubuque, Illinois.