Midwest HVAC News
Growth within the First
Supply Family of Companies. January 2014.
Madison, WI – First Supply is gearing up for anticipated future
success, and in doing so, has determined that the addition of two
key positions is needed. After an extensive search, consisting of
many qualified applicants, two individuals, with proven success,
were selected. It is at this time that First Supply is proud to
announce Bill Holz as the new Director of Sales and Marketing –
First Supply and Bob Rasins as the new Chief Operating Officer –
Kitchen and Bath Stores.
Bill Holz comes to First Supply from Culligan International where he
was the Regional Senior Sales Manager, overseeing 43 locations. He
will help drive the initiatives already set in place and establish
best practices to help First Supply reach its sales goals. Mr. Holz
will oversee the Product Managers of Plumbing, HVAC-R, Fluid
Handling, PVF and Waterworks. In addition, First Supply’s Corporate
Marketing will also fall under his leadership.
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Bob Rasins comes to
First Supply from Eddie Bauer where he was the Divisional Vice
President of the Central Region, consisting of 150 stores. His
31 years of retail experience will be invaluable as First Supply
pursues a more consumer-centric focus with Gerhards and Kohler
Signature Store – Edina, MN, the Kitchen and Bath Stores owned
by First Supply.
Established in La Crosse, WI in 1897, First Supply has a long
history of hometown family ownership with a focus on selling
Wisconsin products. First Supply is proud to be a preferred
supplier of Wisconsin based brands including A.O. Smith, Kohler,
Milwaukee Tool, Lochinvar Boiler, Bemis, Bradley Corp., Zurn,
Sterling Plumbing, Milwaukee Valve, Insinkerator, Kallista, Ann
Sacks and Aprilair among many others.
About First Supply
First Supply® is a leading main channel wholesale distributor
providing industrial customers and building contractors with an
extensive line of products and services. First Supply features
manufacturer product lines in the plumbing, heating, air
conditioning, builder, waterworks, pump/well & septic,
industrial and municipal markets. First Supply is made up of 28
operating facilities serving Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa,
Illinois and Michigan UP.