Patrick L. Larmon, President and CEO of Bunzl Distribution USA Inc.Takes Helm as NAW Chairman

Washington, DC — Members of the National Association of Wholesaler‐Distributors (NAW), during the association’s Executive Summit in Washington, DC, this week, elected as Chairman of the NAW Board of Directors Patrick L. Larmon, President and CEO of Bunzl Distribution USA Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Larmon succeeds Mark W. Kramer of Laird Plastics, headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Kramer will remain active on the NAW Board as Immediate Past Chairman. Laird Plastics is also a member of the International Association of Plastics Distribution.

Says Mr. Larmon of his new post, “During the many years Bunzl Distribution USA has been an NAW Direct Member, we have enjoyed the many products, services, and networking opportunities that NAW offers. It is my honor to be elected to serve NAW as its next Chairman. I look forward to working with NAW and our members in 2013 and contributing to NAW’s ongoing, dynamic work for our industry.

Bunzl Distribution USA Inc. is also a member of the International Sanitary Supply Association, the Food Marketing Institute, and the NPTA Alliance.

The following wholesale distribution industry leaders also were elected as NAW Officers for 2013:


Dan M. Blaylock; Adams‐Burch Inc., Landover, MD

Adams‐Burch Inc. is also a member of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association and the NPTA Alliance.

First Vice Chairman:

Manuel Perez de la Mesa; POOLCORP, Covington, LA

POOLCORP is also a member of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals.

Second Vice Chairman:

Richard W. Schwartz; WinWholesale Inc., Dayton, OH

WinWholesale Inc. is also a member of the American Supply Association, the Heating Airconditioning & Refrigeration Distributors International, the Irrigation Association, the Machinery Dealers National Association, the National Association of Electrical Distributors, and the Water & Sewer Distributors of America.


John Tracy; Dot Foods Inc., Chesterfield, MO

Dot Foods Inc. is also a member of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association, the International Foodservice Distributors Association, and the International Sanitary Supply Association.

Dirk Van Dongen; National Association of Wholesaler‐Distributors, Washington, DC.

Completing the 2013 NAW Board of Directors are Treasurer and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Budget and Finance, Robert Taylor of Do it Best Corp.; Chairman of the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC), Tim Buche of the Motorcycle Industry Council; Chairman‐Elect of the AEC, Christopher Jahn of the National Association of Chemical Distributors; and Past Chairman of the AEC, Mark Allen of the International Foodservice Distributors Association.

NAW comprises individual wholesale distribution firms and a federation of national, regional, state, and local associations and their members, which collectively total more than 40,000 companies. NAW represents the $4.8‐trillion merchant wholesale distribution industry, which moves to market virtually every kind of product in the U.S. economy and employs 5.6 million people.