Wholesaler 10 01 2018 E Edition Page 1

News of Plumbing, Heating, Cooling and Industrial PVF OCTOBER 2018 VOL 73, NO. 10 MORSCO HVAC Supply has acquired Ott Distributors, a Charleston, South Carolina-based HVAC distributor. In the transaction, all Ott Distributors associates and the Charleston, South Carolina location will operate under the Ott Distributors/ MORSCO HVAC Supply brand. This will be the first MORSCO HVAC Supply branch on the East Coast. Ott Distributors has been serving Charleston and the surrounding area with quality parts and equipment for more than 40 years. In 2011, Ott was named Heil's 2011 Single Point Distributor of the Year. "At Ott Distributors we pride ourselves on provid- ing customers with the parts and products, service, and knowledge they need," said Chip Hester, president, Ott Distributors. "MORSCO HVAC Supply prides itself on these same principles, so our customers can expect high service levels, access to even more inventory and expertise, and enhanced tools like online ordering through the MORSCO HVAC Supply website." MORSCO, a U.S. distributor of commercial and resi- dential plumbing, waterworks, and HVAC, launched the MORSCO HVAC Supply brand in April 2018 to better focus its HVAC operations and offer HVAC customers en- hanced service, more locations, and more local expertise. To oversee MORSCO HVAC Supply's growth in the Eastern U.S., Bob Bermudez has been named vice president, HVAC, eastern region. He has nearly 20 years of experience in HVAC and regional sales roles, most recently as vice president of HVAC sales at Baker Distributing Co. and regional manager with Good- man Mfg. Co. Bermudez is currently a candidate in the EMBA program at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business. His undergraduate degree was earned at Ohio State University. MORSCO HVAC Supply Acquires Ott Distributors Celebrating 101 years in business Torrco, a leading wholesale distributor in southern New England, turns 101 years old. The company holds true to its founder's philosophy of hard work, implementing process and adapting to change. Read the road to success, starting on page 44. From left to right: Chris Fasano (president), Jon Bateman (vice president of operations), Dave Petitti (CFO), Don Polletta (vice president sales and marketing) and Joel Becker (CEO). Photo courtesy of Torrco. FIND US twitter.com/wholesalermag facebook.com/wholesalermag

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