A.H. Harris names new CEO

New chief at building supply company showed a knack for growth while at L&W Supply.

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A.H. Harris, a West Hartford, Connecticut-based distributor of construction supplies and equipment, named Brendan Deely as President and CEO.

Deely is a seasoned Construction Supply executive with 28 years of experience driving sales, marketing and operational efficiency in the industrial distribution sector. Since 2016 he has been a key member on the A.H. Harris Board of Directors. Prior to joining the board, Brendan was CEO of L&W Supply for 10 years.  While at L&W Supply, he grew the business from $800 million to $2.5 billion at 250 locations in 40 states through a combination of strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions.

"It is a distinct privilege and honor to lead the A.H. Harris team into our next phase of growth and prosperity," Deely said.

Joe Eichelberger, A.H. Harris chairman of the board credited Deely with a anability to translate strategy into implementation. "His track record of success combined with his construction supply distribution background knowledge make him uniquely qualified," Eichelberger said. 

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