ADI Global Distribution, the globally renowned wholesale distributor of security, AV and low-voltage products, announced that it has opened a new branch location in Fort Worth, Texas. This marks ADI's second location to serve the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area and seventh location across the US state of Texas, and furthers strengthens its commitment to providing the best and most convenient service to dealers. The new ADI Fort Worth branch, located at 5036 Saunders Road, Fort Worth, Texas, will provide dealers with more access to ADI's full range of products and services. Exploring opportunities to expand As part of its strategic growth plan, ADI continuously conducts a market analysis of its current locations, customer locations, market demographics and travel times to ADI branches. With this data, ADI identifies new opportunities to expand its branch network and further enhance its customer service to dealers. The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area represents one of the fastest growing metro areas in the U.S., and by opening a second location here ADI will be able to better serve dealers across the city and in surrounding areas. ADI Fort Worth location Expanding our distribution network is part of our overall growth strategy" “The ADI Fort Worth location is the second new branch that we've opened over the past few months in North America,” said Bob Appleby, Vice President and General Manager, ADI Global Distribution North America. Bob adds, “Expanding our distribution network is part of our overall growth strategy, and furthers our commitment to provide superior service, products and support. We're excited to open our doors to another ADI location in the Dallas-Fort-Worth area.” Secure lockers for Pick Up Anytime service The new Fort Worth branch occupies a 10,000-square foot space that is fully stocked with an assortment of products across all categories. Conveniently located in the southwest DFW area with easy access from all the major highways, the new branch will help reduce customer travel times and expenses while providing additional sales support. The branch also features a dedicated training room, a branch pickup window for One-Hour Pickup, secure lockers for Pick Up Anytime service and a fully-trained and knowledgeable sales team ready to assist. Redesigning of its Digital Branch In addition to expanding its store network, ADI recently launched a redesign of its Digital Branch to make browsing and purchasing online at ADI easy for dealers. Whether shopping online or in a branch, dealers can expect the same seamless omni-channel shopping experience. With this new location, ADI operates 110 branch locations to serve dealers across North America. In addition, ADI has nine distribution centres strategically located to ensure local branches remain fully stocked at all times.
Global provider of critical comfort and security solutions primarily in the residential sector, Resideo Technologies, Inc. has announced that Bob Appleby will join its ADI Global Distribution business as vice president and general manager of ADI North America, effective immediately. ADI North America head In his new role, Appleby will oversee all of ADI North America’s business operations across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and will help ADI deliver on financial commitments, modernise operations and continue to reinforce its commitment to customer service excellence. Appleby will be based in Melville, N.Y., and report directly to ADI Global Distribution President Rob Aarnes. Appleby will be based in Melville, and report directly to ADI Global Distribution President Rob Aarnes Prior to joining Resideo, Appleby served in the pharmaceuticals distribution industry as president of H.D. Smith, now part of AmerisourceBergen. As president, he managed a business with 600 employees, 5,000 customers and 10 distribution facilities. During the first year of integration with AmerisourceBergen, Appleby and his team achieved more than 90% customer retention and over-delivered on their financial targets. Security services expert Prior to H.D. Smith, he spent a decade at Cardinal Health in various roles, including vice president of business development for the company’s Pharmaceuticals Supply Chain Services division. Appleby holds an MBA from Drexel University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio State University. “Bob is an accomplished leader in the distribution industry with a proven track record of exceeding financial results while delivering exceptional customer service,” said Rob Aarnes, president of ADI Global Distribution. “His deep expertise and understanding of the needs of the customer will help ADI drive growth and deliver on our commitment to serving the professional contractor channel.”
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