Cincinnati – Keidel Supply announced that executive Barry Keidel has retired. Keidel has worked for Keidel Supply, Cincinnati's largest local plumbing supplier and wholesale distributor, for 44 years.
Keidel grew up in the business, working many different positions at Keidel Supply. He joined shortly after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and took over as president following his father in the early 1990s. Under Keidel, the company grew from a neighborhood supply shop to a large showroom and distribution center. Keidel Supply currently has three Ohio locations.
"I'm honored to have spent 44 years with Keidel, and I'm proud of what we've been able to accomplish during my tenure," Keidel said. "I'm excited about my future and confident the company is in good hands."
In 2009, Keidel brought on Mike Barton as CEO. The company will continue to operate under Barton's leadership. Keidel will remain on the board.