BELOIT, Wis. — ABC Supply Co. Inc. has promoted 20 branch managers from around the country to managing partner. This honor recognizes the highest level of achievement among the company’s branch managers and gives these managers a more prominent leadership role within the company.

To be selected for the ABC Supply Managing Partner program, the managers met stringent criteria in the areas of customer satisfaction, associate development, improvement in branch performance, safety compliance and excellence in overall business practices.

“These 20 managers have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and a strong commitment to their teams, customers and communities; we are delighted to recognize them,” said Keith Rozolis, ABC Supply’s president and chief executive officer.

“Our branch managers are encouraged to think and act entrepreneurially, and those who rise to the level of managing partner are the best of the best,” Rozolis continued. “We value their wisdom and their insights, and they play a key role in helping to shape the initiatives that enable us to deliver more value to our customers and provide more opportunities for our associates.”

The 2014 Managing Partner program inductees are: Adam Bruce of Jacksonville, Fla.; Andy Johnson of Fayetteville, N.C.; Bob Pittman of Frederick, Md.; Christine White of Maitland, Fla.; Dan Arnold of St. Augustine, Fla.; Dave Schwingen of Exton, Pa.; Eric Gilberg of Woburn, Mass.; Gary Wolff of Orlando, Fla.; Jeff Stanfield of Raleigh, N.C.; Ken Konold of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; Kevin Powers of Roseville, Calif.; Margie Dowe of Melbourne, Fla.; Matt Miller of Hainesport, N.J.; Mike Fontenot of Sudbury, Mass.; Michael Fox of Tampa, Fla.; Mike Vertnick of Savage, Minn.; Rob Potter of Aurora, Colo.; Ron Scharpnick of Tobyhanna, Pa.; Ronnie Frantantoni of Stuart, Fla.; and T.J.  Brackett of Santa Cruz, Calif.

The new managing partners continue to oversee their respective branches while taking on additional responsibilities. They have become members of ABC Supply’s National Branch Advisory Board, which advises senior management on a wide range of topics, including strategic initiatives, technology, product development, operational improvements and future company policy.

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