Preferred Sales Inc. is strengthening its position as one of the country's leading manufacturers' representatives with the acquisition of Bernardini – Link & Associates in Pittsburgh.
Effective Oct. 1, Dave Bernardini and Rick Link will join the Preferred Sales Inc. team as members of the company's outside sales team.
Both Bernardini and Link have combined more than 60 years of sales experience with an active contractor following throughout Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Their sales efforts have accounted for millions of dollars in sales across their represented territory. Bernardini – Link & Associates operated from 2006 through the acquisition by Preferred Sales Inc.
"Our current team has maintained a diligent and strategic focus on the hydronic and HVAC industries for several years," said Alan Guidish, president Preferred Sales Inc. "The addition of two well-respected individuals in both Dave and Rick will take us to another level regarding product demand creation in the secondary hydronic and HVAC markets for our manufacturers and customers. We are beyond excited for these two gentlemen to bring their high-level execution, customer service, and strategic thinking to our team."
Manufacturers joining the Preferred Sales Inc. line card include AIC Alliance, Beckett Corporation, and Myson.
"Both Rick and I are ready for this next chapter in our careers and eager to begin our work with Preferred Sales. Their agency has the resources, support, and line card to allow us to continue earning a significant market share with our existing hydronic and HVAC contractors while also helping Preferred Sales do the same across their entire footprint," said Dave Bernardini.
In addition to this acquisition, Preferred Sales recently added two new outside sales professionals to its existing sales team.
David Lumpp joined Preferred Sales' Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia sales team in an outside sales role. He is a graduate of Penn State University and brings several years of sales experience from roles with CVS and ADP.
William Golden joined Preferred Sales' Southern Ohio sales team with a focus on outside sales in the Columbus area. He is a graduate of Franklin University and brings more than 25 years outside sales experience to Preferred Sales, including wholesale plumbing sales, retail plumbing and electrical sales, and business development for a Columbus-area contractor.
"Our business continues to grow, and reinvestment into hiring talented sales professionals for our growing team is a top priority. We will continue recruiting and placing top-tier professionals into the field to best serve our manufacturers and customers," said Michelle Lewnes-Dadas, Preferred Sales Inc. vice president of sales.