New roles for Hendricks, Fox at ABC Supply

Two ABC Supply Co. Inc. vice presidents – Kevin Hendricks and Brent Fox – have assumed new roles with the company, positioning it to maximize the benefits of its 2010 acquisition of Bradco Supply Corp.
 
ABC Supply is the largest wholesale distributor of roofing in the United States and one of the nation’s largest distributors of siding, windows and other select exterior building products.
 
Fox has been named vice president of national business development, a new position with the company.  He had been vice president of divisional operations.  Hendricks has been named vice president of divisional operations and strategic business units.  He had been vice president of branch operations.
 
In his new role, Fox will focus on growing ABC Supply’s relationships with large national and regional customers, including homebuilders, remodelers, commercial contractors and storm contractors.  The company’s national accounts, commercial products and commercial sales teams will report to him.
 
Hendricks will now have responsibility for the ABC Supply businesses that supply some of the products sold in the company’s branches, including Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. (low-slope roofing systems), Amcraft Building Products Co. Inc. (premium vinyl siding and window solutions), the ABC Supply Catalog Division (tools, supplies and equipment for contractors) and Town & Country Industries (manufacturer and wholesale distributor of building and aluminum products).  He also will explore new entrepreneurial opportunities within and outside of ABC Supply.
 
“The addition of Bradco to the ABC Supply family opened the door to a variety of exciting opportunities for us,” said Chief Executive Officer and President David Luck.  “Having Brent and Kevin in these new roles will help us make the most of those opportunities and help us leverage our strengths to benefit our associates, our customers, and our suppliers.”
 
About Brent Fox
Fox joined ABC Supply as a truck driver in 1983 and later served as an outside sales associate in Beloit, Wis., as a branch manager in Roscoe, Ill., and as fleet manager at the company’s Beloit headquarters. 
He was named director of merchandising and purchasing in 1997 and promoted to vice president of merchandising and purchasing in 2007.
As vice president of divisional operations, a position he held since 2009, he was responsible for Mule-Hide Products, Amcraft Building Products, the ABC Supply Catalog Division and Town & Country Industries.
A licensed commercial pilot with multiple ratings in jet aircraft, Fox also manages ABC Supply’s aviation operations.

 
About Kevin Hendricks
The son and grandson of a roofing contractor, Hendricks started early, doing his first coal tar pitch tear-off at age 14 and shingling his first house at age 16.  He has been in the roofing business ever since.  His first full-time job was with International Roofing, traveling to military bases nationwide to install shingles, built-up roofing, EPDM and tile.
In 1987, Hendricks began serving contractors as branch manager of ABC Supply’s Madison, Wis. store.  He was named vice president of the company’s Midwest region in 1997.
Hendricks was promoted to vice president of branch operations in 2001.  In that role he oversaw the operation of the company’s branches nationwide, as well as its fleet shop, safety department and national accounts team.

About ABC Supply Co. Inc.
Headquartered in Beloit, Wis., ABC Supply was founded by Ken and Diane Hendricks in 1982.  The company has more than 450 branches in 44 states and is dedicated exclusively to serving professional contractors.  ABC Supply has distinguished itself by following a simple guiding principle – take care of contractors better than any other distributor.  It accomplishes this by being a “people-first” company that treats its associates with respect and gives them the tools they need to succeed.  As a four-time winner of the Gallup Great Workplace Award, ABC Supply is one of only a handful of companies in the world to have earned this honor every year since its inception in 2007.  More information is available at www.abcsupply.com.

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