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Kinsella to lead AD Electrical U.S.; Guidry joins as Kudlacek retires

August 27, 2020 | By Anthony Capkun

August 27, 2020 – AD has named David Kinsella president of its Electrical (U.S. Division), with the unanimous backing of the Electrical-U.S. board. Dave currently serves as the division’s VP, Member Relations, and will assume his new responsibilities September 21.

Dave will be responsible for member and supplier partner engagement and growth for the division. Prior to joining AD in 2008, Dave served in a variety of leadership capacities in distribution and manufacturing.

AD also announced a couple of changes to the Electrical (U.S.) division’s Supplier Relations role.

John Kudlacek, Electrical (U.S.) Supplier Relations vice-president, has elected to retire as of the end of the year. He joined AD in 2016 after holding marketing and purchasing, operations and product management, and supplier relations roles at an electric supply distributor.


With this news, Steven Guidry will become the Electrical (U.S.) VP of supplier relations and marketing programs, effective September 21. He joins AD from Texas-based JD Martin Company, a manufacturers’ representative firm.

AD is a member-owned, North American contractor and industrial products wholesale buying group. Its 800-plus independent member owners span 12 divisions in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico, with annual sales exceeding $46 billion.

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