Dakota Supply Group (DSG) Names Anne Bryson As Branch Manager For Grand Forks, ND, And Bemidji, MN, Locations
DSG has promoted Anne Bryson to the position of branch manager at both its Grand Forks, ND, and Bemidji, MN, locations. Bryson will take over for Clair Zirnhelt, who will retire from DSG at the end of 2013.
Bryson has worked at DSG since 1986, serving in a number of key positions, including time in the quotations department and most recently as an account manager. She is a graduate of the Gold level in the Electric Products Education Course (EPEC), a highly regarded training program in the electrical distribution industry.
“Anne brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to her new position,” says DSG President Tom Rosendahl. “She is highly respected by both our customers and by her fellow employee owners. She’s going to be an important part of our customers’ success in Grand Forks and Bemidji.”
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DSG Plumbing Segment Manager, Ryan Tracy, is featured in an article from Supply House Times that discusses the current economic climate and recovery. The two-part series PDF’s are below.
Tim Jensen is named Sioux Falls, SD Branch Manager.
Tim Jensen has accepted the position of Branch Manager for DSG’s Sioux Falls, SD location, which primarily serves the electrical, plumbing, HVAC/R and automation industries. He will take over for John Gearman, who was recently named Electrical Segment Manager.
Jensen has worked with DSG since 2002 as an outside sales associate for the plumbing and HVAC/R segments. Before joining DSG, he was employed by A.Y. McDonald Supply for nearly 15 years, working in a number of leadership roles.
“Tim’s experience in the industries that DSG serves combined with his excellent team building skills make him the perfect person for the job,” says Dan Miller, DSG chief operating officer. “He will be a key factor in the continued success and growth of our customers served by the Sioux Falls branch.”
DSG is proud to announce that we have acquired Fargo Water Equipment Co. Details are included below.
Dakota Supply Group (DSG) Names Mike Tupa As Its Chief Segment Officer
DSG has named Mike Tupa as its chief segment officer. In this newly created position at DSG, Tupa will work directly with segment managers and will be responsible for overseeing the performance of each segment, identifying and developing areas for growth and providing leadership to segment managers.
Tupa has worked for DSG for more than 35 years. Of those years, he has served on the outside sales team, as the branch manager of DSG’s Fargo location and as DSG’s electrical segment manager.
“Every one of Mike’s jobs here at DSG has prepared him to be the ideal CSO,” says Tom Rosendahl, president of DSG. “He is going to be an invaluable resource for our segment managers, and that is going to benefit our customers in the end.”
Dakota Supply Group (DSG) Names Dan Miller As Its Chief Operations Officer
DSG has named Dan Miller as its chief operations officer. Entering a newly created position at DSG, Miller’s responsibilities include identifying and developing strategies for company growth, maintaining operational continuity and providing leadership to branch managers.
Miller has worked for DSG since 2009 as branch manager of its St. Paul location. Before DSG, Miller served seven years as the CEO of Shelter Supply (which was acquired by DSG in 2009) and more than 15 years in leadership roles at Honeywell.
“This position is critical to the future success of DSG and all of our business partners,” says Todd Kumm, CEO of DSG. “Dan’s leadership and strategic thinking are going to benefit both our customers and our employee owners.”
DSG’s Education Connection Fund Awards Five $1,000 Scholarships
DSG has awarded $1,000 scholarships to five individuals who are furthering their education in the trade industries. This year’s winners are Adam Hoheisel from Hillman, Minnesota; Dylan Summerville from Breckenridge, Minnesota; Donovan Kristjanson from Grand Forks, North Dakota; Joshua Keller from Pierre, South Dakota; and Justin Wipf from Parkston, South Dakota.
The DSG Education Connection Fund was created to help young people who wish to become electricians, plumbers, utility workers, HVAC/R technicians or other tradespeople. As DSG supports the industries it serves, it works to promote a successful future for all of its business partners. More information can be found online at www.dsgfund.com.
DSG is one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing distributors of innovative electrical, plumbing, HVAC/R, communications, utility, metering technology, automation and waterworks products. Established in 1898, the employee-owned company has 21 locations throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, including five W.A. Roosevelt locations in Wisconsin. With more than 400 employee owners throughout its organization, DSG’s headquarters is in Fargo, North Dakota.
DSG Unveils New Web-based Business Tools For Customers
DSG recently launched the DSG Portal, an exciting new online tool that is designed to help DSG customers become more organized and productive. The DSG Portal is free, secure and private, and it includes:
• An easy-to-use calendar
• Handy timecard system
• Filing for contact information
• A private photo gallery (great for before and after shots)
• Helpful resources (links, catalogs, etc.)
To learn more, watch the DSG Portal Introduction Video.
To get started using the DSG Portal, you must be a DSG customer. Please contact your DSG representative. You may also contact Arne Breikjern at 1-800-652-9784 or Karen Jorgenson at 1-800-633-2211 to obtain a username and password.
DSG Joins Forces With W.A. Roosevelt In Wisconsin
W.A. Roosevelt, a pioneering distributor since 1868 of quality plumbing, electrical, HVAC and refrigeration products, has agreed to become part of the DSG family. W.A. Roosevelt has locations in La Crosse, Madison, New Berlin, Plover and Rice Lake, Wisconsin.
W.A. Roosevelt will retain its name and staff, and while it will become a division of DSG, virtually all other proceedings will be “business as usual” for customers and manufacturers alike. This new partnership will add Wisconsin and the northern Michigan to DSG’s service area, which currently includes Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, as well as portions of Iowa, Wyoming and Montana.
W.A. Roosevelt will add nearly 100 employees and more than 140 years of successful, respected distribution to the DSG brand. The two organizations are a natural fit, and so instead of radical changes, customers should expect only the improvements that result from such powerful synergy.
“Both companies share an intense commitment to the long-term success of our partners, whether they are customers or manufacturers,” says Tom Rosendahl, president of DSG. “This move creates a company that is greater than the sum of its parts.”
“When we first started talking about this potential partnership, it was obvious immediately that our core values and passionate focus on customers and employees were a great match,” says Todd Eber, president of W.A. Roosevelt. “While this wasn’t something I was actively looking for, there’s simply an incredible amount of synergy created by bringing our two companies together that will be great for our customers, manufacturing partners and employees.”
DSG is an ESOP, which means that it is employee owned. These employee owners operate the business as a team, focusing collectively on a culture that regards customer success as the ultimate goal. The result is a unique customer experience. Known as The Power Of We, this philosophy is impossible to miss when dealing with DSG – you are always working with an owner.
DSG is one of the Midwest’s fastest-growing distributors of innovative electrical, plumbing, HVAC/R, communications, utility, metering technology, automation and waterworks products. Established in 1898, the employee-owned company will now have 16 DSG locations throughout Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, as well as five W.A. Roosevelt locations in Wisconsin. With nearly 400 employee owners throughout its organization, DSG’s headquarters is in Fargo, ND.