Blish-Mize names new president

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Blish-Mize names new president


Blish-Mize, the Atchison, Kan.-based distributor, has named Jonathan D. Mize as its new president and chief operating officer, to succeed John H. Mize as the fifth-generation family member to serve as president.

John Mize will continue to be active in the management as CEO and chairman of the board.

Jonathan Mize has served as executive VP and VP sales. He is also president and COO of Hardware House, a subsidiary of Blish-Mize Co.

Other new officers include Lydia E. Funk, VP and controller, who had been corporate controller for MGP Ingredients of Atchison; and Douglas Long, VP sales and marketing, who has served in the same capacity with Bostwick-Braun, Tractor Supply, Pro Hardware and HDW Inc.

Founded in 1871, Blish-Mize provides more than 50,000 products to hardware stores, retail home centers, building material dealers, lumberyards and paint stores. It is a member of Distribution America.

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