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Distributor's Link Magazine Fall Issue 2017 / Vol 40 No4


70 THE DISTRIBUTOR’S LINK Vertex Distribution, a division of HWC, is pleased to announce that Richard “Rich” Megliola has joined the team as President of Vertex Distribution. Rich began his career in the fastener industry after acquiring a degree in Marketing from Kean University. Rich has excelled in every position he has held rising through the ranks of many companies, inclusive of serving in executive leadership positions in some of the fastener industries’ most prominent and powerful players. Rich’s knowledge and experience is matched with his passion for the fastener industry as a whole, as he currently serves as a Board Member of the National Fastener Distributors Association (NFDA). This holistic vision and history within the fastener industry is why Rich was selected to lead Vertex Distribution into a new era as its president. Rich is married with 2 children and resides just outside of Chicago, Illinois and he will primarily office from the Vertex Chicago branch office. Founded in 1881 as the Pawtucket Manufacturing Company, Vertex Distribution traces its roots to the dawn of America’s industrial revolution. Since its founding, Vertex Distribution has become a respected leader in the distribution of stainless steel and corrosion resistant fasteners, expanding its product line to encompass both inch & metric fasteners as well as hose clamps & rivets. HWC is a national leader in the distribution of electrical wire, cable and related services - including cable management systems, mechanical wire, fasteners, lifting & rigging hardware. Comprehensive value-added services include same-day shipping, knowledgeable sales staff, inventory management programs, just-in-time delivery, logistics support, email and social media. For more information regarding Vertex Distribution and a listing of their locations near you, please visit their website at


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