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October 28, 2015

Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) has appointed three directors to leadership roles on the cooperative’s board of directors.

John Vozzo, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Singer Equipment Co., has been named board chairman. Travis Brady, president and CEO of Brady Industries, has been appointed board vice chairman, and John Caldwell has assumed the post of secretary/treasurer.

Newly appointed directors Mark Melzer, president of NASSCO, Inc.; and Greg Rogers, president of Cosgrove Enterprises, Inc., join currently serving directors Robert Tillis, CEO of Imperial Bag & Paper Co. LLC, and George Abiaad, president of Royal Corp. on the SMA board.

Additionally, SMA has named the following executive committee chairpersons for the coming term:

Member Relations Committee: Mercer Stanfield, president, Brame Specialty Co.
Foodservice Committee: David Scalen, president, Regional Distributors, Inc.
Commercial Wellness Committee: Mike Nelson, president, W.E. Nelson Co.
Operations and Logistics Committee: Ryan Law, chief operating officer, Brady Industries
Technology Committee: John Poole, president, Daycon.

About SMA

Regional Distributors, Inc. is also a proud member-owner of Strategic Market Alliance (SMA), an interdependent cooperative owned and directed by the nation’s leading market distributors who cover every major market in the U.S. and leverage a collective purchasing power over $4 billion in annual sales. SMA is also a proud supply partner with all of the leading market manufacturers including Dart/Solo Cup, SCA Tork Tissue & Towel, Pactiv, Kimberly-Clark, Georgia-Pacific, Fabri-Kal, Betco, and GOJO to name a few. It is the commitment of SMA owners to optimize the effectiveness of their chosen supplier partners while providing current and future customers a more efficient, sustainable channel partner. SMA is structured to enable suppliers and distributors to work more proactively together to address channel issues and grow sales to generate greater returns. SMA members also strive to optimize efficiency and effectiveness within the supply channel by creating value-based, functional and sustainable business solutions that improve operations while enhancing customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.smasolutions.com.


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