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QuickConnect: July 2013

News from NAHAD Members

NAHAD Member Companies announce new appointments, new products and a new acquisition. 

Brennan IndustriesBrennan Industries has named new general managers at three of its distribution centers.

Michael Caliebe new GM for Brennan’s Ohio distribution center

Michael Caliebe was named general manager of Brennan’s Ohio distribution center, located in Solon, Ohio. Caliebe joined Brennan in 2000 as a regional sales manager and in 2007 was promoted to operations manager at the Ohio distribution center prior to becoming general manager. He has more than 20 years of experience in the hydraulic, pneumatic and construction equipment industries. 

Nick Longo was named general manager of Brennan’s Washington distribution center, located in Sumner, Wash. Longo joined Brennan as an OEM manager 16 years ago and prior to his promotion to general manager, he was the operations manager for the Washington distribution center.

John Perone new GM for Brennan’s California distribution centerJohn Perone was named general manager of Brennan’s California distribution center, located in Lake Forest, Calif. Perone joined Brennan in 2011 as operations manager for the California distribution center and has more than 25 years of sales, marketing and distribution experience.

“As general managers, these three individuals will help Brennan’s focus on operations,” said Bill Jarrell, vice president of operations, Brennan. “Also with their significant sales experience, they’ll not only support the sales managers but will also improve the overall experience for Brennan customers.”

New Age

Barbed fittings for use with plastic and rubber tubing and reinforced hose are available from NewAge Industries in five materials. Each material – polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon, PVDF, and brass – offers different performance properties to meet the demands of diverse applications such as appliances, medical devices, chemical transfer, laboratories, food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical uses, general industrial, vending equipment, potable water, MRO and OEM. 

New Age ThermobarbThermobarb fittings offer simple connections – just push the fitting into the tubing and secure it with a clamp. Multiple barbs provide a tight fit with the tubing’s I.D. Sizes range from 1/8” through 1” tubing I.D. in styles that include tees, wyes, reducers, connectors, adapters and nipples. Pinch clamps and check valves are also stocked, as well as clamps and other fittings such as push-to-connect, compression, and cam operated couplings. For more information,  call 1-800-506-3924 or e-mail: info@newageindustries.com.


Singer Equities, Inc. has acquired the operating assets of Stewart-Hunt, Inc. based in Burlington, MA.  Founded in 1956, Stewart-Hunt is a leading fluid power distributor specializing in the sales, service, testing and repair of hydraulic pumps, motors, cylinders and various other hydraulic components.  The company will operate as a division of PRC Industrial Supply headquartered in Portland, ME with a branch location in Bangor.  Nelson Smith and Jim Hunt, previous owners of Stewart-Hunt, will remain with the company and report to Kevin Easler, Vice President and General Manager of PRC Industrial. 

“We are thrilled to have the Stewart-Hunt team as part of our New England operation which will provide vertical integration to our existing fluid power business in Bangor, ME.  In addition, their suburban Boston location will lower PRC’s center of gravity to access core New England markets,” said Don Fritzinger, President of Singer Equities. 

PRC Industrial Supply is a platform business of Singer Equities, specializing in the value added services within the industrial and hydraulic hose, conveyor belt and gasket markets.  Stewart-Hunt is the company’s 33rd location and first truly integrated fluid power business.  More information on the businesses and their operations can be obtained at www.singerequities.com.  

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