Members of the National Association of WholesalerDistributors (NAW), during the association’s Executive Summit in Washington, DC, elected as Chairman of the NAW Board of Directors Dennis Hatchell of Alex Lee Inc., headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC. Mr. Hatchell succeeds Robert Taylor of Do it Best Corp., headquartered in Ft. Wayne, IN. Mr. Taylor will remain active on the NAW Board as Immediate Past Chairman.

Says Mr. Hatchell of his new post, “Alex Lee has been an NAW member for several years and we’ve benefited greatly from the many products and services that NAW offers.  It is my honor to be elected to serve NAW as its new Chairman. I look forward to working with NAW in 2011 and contributing to its ongoing vital work for our industry.”

Alex Lee Inc. is also a member of the Food Marketing Institute, the International Foodservice Distributors Association, and the Global Market Development Center.

The following wholesale distribution industry leaders also were elected as NAW Officers for 2011:
Mark Kramer  
Laird Plastics - also a member of the International Association of Plastics Distribution
Boca Raton, FL
First Vice Chairman  
Roy Vallee
Avnet Inc.
Phoenix, AZ

Second Vice Chairman
Patrick Larmon
Bunzl Distribution USA Inc. - also a member of the International Sanitary Supply Association
St. Louis, MO

Dan Blaylock
Adams-Burch Inc. - also a member of the Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association, the International Sanitary Supply Association, and the NPTA Alliance.
Landover, MD

Dirk Van Dongen
National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors
Washington, DC

Completing the 2011 NAW Board of Directors are Chairman of the NAW Association Executives Council (AEC), David Cotter of the Textile Care Allied Trades Association; Chairman-Elect of the AEC, Mark Allen of the International Foodservice Distributors Association; and Past Chairman of the AEC, Joseph Thompson, Jr. of Thompson Management Associates, LLC, an association management company that manages The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution, the International Sealing Distribution Association, the Security Hardware Distributors Association, The FPDA Motion & Control Network, and the Wholesale Florist & Florist Supplier Association.