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Members of the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) elected a new chairman for the NAW Board of Directors during the association’s executive summit in Washington, D.C.

Douglas W. York, president and CEO of Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, Phoenix, will replace George Pattee as chairman of the board.

“I am honored to serve as the 2020 Chairman of NAW,” says York. “[Ewing] has benefited greatly from the networking and benchmarking opportunities, educational events, best practice thought leadership, and business services that NAW offers. I’ve also developed wonderful business connections with other distributors through NAW. I am eager to work with this association and our members in 2020 and contributing to NAW’s ongoing important work for our industry.”

Michael Medart, president and CEO of Medart Engine & Marine, St. Louis, was also named chairman-elect.