Our Team

Administration

Nick Hanes

Principal

Nick Hanes has been the owner of BWA South since 2011, after working in many facets of the plumbing wholesale industry following his graduation from Muskingum College. Under Nick’s leadership, BWA South has grown exponentially in adding warehousing, offices, technology, and people. Besides running our company, Nick continues to serve on many of our manufacturers’ rep councils and with the American Supply Association, Builders Exchange, North Central Wholesalers Association (NCWA) Young Executives, and more.

Mitchell Goldschmidt

Director of Sales and Operations

Mitchell Goldschmidt began with BWA South in 2019 in Outside Sales in the central Ohio market. After graduating from college in 2009, Mitchell spent years afterward working as national sales manager for a large HVAC manufacturer as well as a well-known tool manufacturer.

Jerry Sulecki

Special Projects

Jerry Sulecki co-owned and managed U.S. Consolidation prior to the company’s acquisition by BWA South in 2018. In addition to extensive sales and business management experience, he has more than 30 years of experience working with every facet of our industry across five states.

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Erika Weiffenbach

Accounting & HR

Erika Weiffenbach began with BWA South in 2007. Her duties include Inside Sales, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable.

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Central & Southern Ohio Team

Columbus Office/Warehouse
4501 Sutphen Ct., Hilliard, OH 43026  |  Phone: (614) 876-2477  |  Fax: (614) 876-0238

Cincinnati Office/Warehouse
10869 Reading Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45241  |  Phone: (513) 733-4771  |  Fax: (513) 733-4867

Email for Orders
Email for Quotes

Aaron Briggs

Director of Sales

Aaron Briggs joined BWA South in 1999 and now calls on wholesalers, contractors, and engineers, enjoying diverse opportunities within each division and collaborating on commercial and residential projects. He assists engineers with project specifications and product trainings, and helps support wholesalers with new product releases, stocking levels, and contractor support. With prior experience in warehouse, quotation, and inside-sales roles, Aaron now uses his diverse skill set to conduct on-site contractor training that provides BWA South customers with new and labor-saving products and a healthier bottom line.

Jeff Bargdill

Sales Support – Warehouse

Jeff Bargdill started with BWA South in 2018 in the Columbus facility, having worked in logistics since 2002. His customer service and warehouse skills ensure orders are correctly filled and expediently shipped.

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Khadijah Bey

Accounting Associate

Khadijah Bey joined BWA South in 2022 after working for 12 years in various roles in the financial services industry. Her background in finance and her analytical skills are a great asset to our team.

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Mark Campbell

Sales Support – Warehouse

Mark Campbell came to BWA South in 2022 working in our headquarters warehouse in Hilliard, Ohio. Mark spent 30+ years at a large food industry company In Columbus, 17 years as that company’s lead mechanic for their machinery, and 13 years as maintenance supervisor and scheduler. His duties are supported by a strong background in logistical planning, helping us to process orders and deliver products to customers efficiently.

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Zack Cook

Sales Support

Zack Cook came to BWA South in 2018 after working in the plumbing wholesale industry in the Cincinnati/Dayton area. As a third-generation plumbing industry expert, he has worked in virtually every aspect of our industry since 1996. Zack’s years of experience and connections are a tremendous asset to our customer base.

Tony DeNiro

Account Manager

Tony DeNiro joined BWA South in 2021 as an outside salesman for the Cincinnati market. Tony brings more than 30 years of plumbing experience as a licensed plumber and superintendent project manager working for a large construction company in Cincinnati. Tony’s vast skill set and knowledge of all aspects of our industry makes him a valuable asset to our customers and our company.

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Molly Emery

Sales Support

Molly Emery came to BWA South in 2016 after years of working for plumbing wholesalers in the Columbus area. While she originally focused in the showroom beginning in 2003, Molly’s drive and desire to learn have enabled her to branch out to become proficient in every manufacturer we represent. Her energy and attention to detail in both customer service and order entry make her instrumental to serving our customers and our company.

Chris Fisher

Sales Support

Chris Fisher started with BWA South in 2006 and continues to handle many roles. Starting in the warehouse, he also now works in Inside Sales and Order Entry and as Systems Administrator. His diverse skill set is truly unique for our manufacturers, customers, and associates.

Jeremy Flege

Account Manager

Jeremy Flege worked in the construction industry for more than 12 years prior to joining BWA South in 2018 as Outside Sales for the Cincinnati and northern Kentucky markets. He enjoys interacting with all facets of the industry including architects, engineers, plumbing and mechanical contractors, and distributors.

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Tim Gleich

Account Manager

Tim Gleich joined BWA South in 1996 and has worked in Outside Sales in the Columbus market since 1999. His experience in quotations, inside sales, and warehouse has served him well in educating customers about new product offerings, installation methods, and more. He enjoys the opportunity to work with engineers, contractors, wholesalers, and building owners throughout the entire buying and installation process.

Rachel Korom

Sales Support

Rachel Korom started with BWA South in 2021. Since earning her degree in Business Administration, Rachel has had more than 25 years of customer service experience. This background, and her expertise especially with Zurn, make her a very welcome addition to our team.

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Lisa Lively

Sales Support

Lisa Lively has been with BWA South since 2013, working in Inside Sales and Order Entry. She joined our team after spending eight years at a large plumbing wholesaler in the Columbus market. Lisa accesses her experience and knowledge to provide a truly unique customer experience.

Jack Maxwell

Sales Support – Warehouse

Jack Maxwell started with BWA South in 1983 working in our Columbus warehouse. His years of experience now enable him to mentor many of our associates. Jack continues to give his all, not only in the warehouse but also in  Inside Sales, Order Entry, or wherever he is needed.

Veronica Money

Account Manager – Showroom

Veronica Money joined BWA South in 2022 as Account Manager specializing in showroom sales. After starting as a district manager for a large international manufacturer, Veronica started a family and became showroom manager for a large national wholesaler. She has been very active in NKBA Ohio State Chapter, serving as president for two terms. She brings a wealth of experience to our team and has an active and passionate interest in the kitchen and bath industry.

Steve Quin

Sales Support

Steve Quin joined BWA South in 2017. Prior to that he worked for some of the top wholesalers in the Columbus market, starting in the warehouse and working his was up to Inside Sales. His experience in every aspect of our industry is a true asset to our varied customer base.

Brad Robinson

Sales Support – Project Manager

Brad Robinson joined BWA South in August 2022 as Project Manager for the Central & Southern Ohio Team. Brad has many years of experience in commercial plumbing quotations working for a large, multi-branch plumbing wholesaler. That experience and his attention to detail make Brad a valuable asset in continuing to grow our market share.

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Tim Steffy

Sales Support – Quotes

Tim Steffy joined BWA South in 1980 in the Columbus warehouse. From there he worked on anything that was asked of him, eventually moving to Outside Sales in central and southern Ohio for more than 30 years. Tim voluntarily came back to help in Inside Sales and Quotations, and as our longest tenured associate he makes taking care our customers’ needs his Number 1 priority.

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Heather West

Sales Support – Quotes

Heather West joined the BWA South team in 2020 as part of our Quotations and Inside Sales teams. Heather started in our industry in the 1980s and has worked at several top wholesalers and contractors in the Dayton market. She brings a wealth of experience, connections, and organizational skills that help to shape our quotations and sales as we continue to grow.

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Northern Ohio Team

Cleveland Office/Warehouse
6111 Carey Dr., Unit 2 & 3, Valley View, OH 44125  |  Phone: (330) 655-9220  |  Fax: (330) 655-9222

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Ryan Cefalu

Director of Sales

After graduating from the University of Mount Union and working for a large plumbing wholesaler, Ryan Cefalu joined U.S. Consolidated in 2017 then BWA South in 2018 following the company’s acquisition of U.S. Consolidated. Ryan continues to drive commercial and residential business across all lines by working with contractors, wholesalers, and specifiers in the northern Ohio market. He prides himself on being a valued resource to his customers by providing solutions and helping them achieve their professional goals.

Bruce Bender

Account Manager

Bruce Bender has worked in Outside Sales in the plumbing and hydronic heating industry in the northern Ohio market since 2002. His duties include product education and recommendation as well as servicing our contractor and wholesale distributors. He is ready to respond to any situation at any time.

Emily Casto

Sales Support – Quotes

Emily Casto started with BWA South in 2021 after working for a plumbing wholesaler in Ohio for more than 20 years in customer service and quotations. Having grown up in her father’s plumbing company, Emily has experience in virtually every aspect of our industry, making her a great addition to our team.

Lou D’Amico

Sales Support – Warehouse

Lou D’Amico joined our team in 2020 in our new Valley View (Cleveland) warehouse. He started in our industry in 2004, working in the warehouse of a local manufacturer’s rep. Lou’s years of experience, commitment to customer service, enthusiasm, and specialized mechanical skills, particularly for our warehoused Zurn products, make him a key team member and big asset to our customers.

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Alex Howells

Sales Support

Alex Howells started with BWA South in 2016 in the Columbus warehouse, and through hard work has earned the position of Warehouse Manager. In addition to managing our 32,000-square-foot headquarters facility, Alex also helps wherever he can with incoming calls, order entry, and more.

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Mike Mudra

Sales Support

Mike Mudra joined BWA South in 2020 as the Warehouse Manager for our new Valley View (Cleveland) location as well as Zurn product expert for the northern Ohio market. Starting in the industry with a local wholesaler in 1988, Mike has worked in every facet of warehousing, inventory control, order entry, and product service. His vast skill set and dedication, particularly with Zurn, make him an invaluable asset to our contractors, wholesalers, and BWA South team.

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Patrick O’Hara

Sales Support

Pat O’Hara started with BWA South in 2021, working in our Kentucky territory. Pat previously worked for another rep agency for Zurn, and we are excited to have his experience and knowledge on the team.

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Beverly Smith

Sales Support – Warehouse

Beverly Smith started with BWA South in 2020 in our new Valley View (Cleveland) warehouse after working in a local rep’s warehouse since 2017. Prior to that, Beverly worked in key positions in the banking and telemarketing industries. The skill sets she brings from those roles, combined with her attention to detail and enthusiasm for her job, make Bev a welcome face to all customers coming to our warehouse.

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Jason Smith

Account Manager

Jason Smith has worked in outside sales in northern Ohio since 2002. After working for a plumbing wholesaler, he now calls on contractors, wholesalers, and specifiers. His range of knowledge allows him to provide education and guidance on all of BWA South’s lines for both residential and commercial products.

Kevin Stauffer

Sales Support – Project Manager

Kevin Stauffer came to BWA South’s Cleveland team in 2022 from a local plumbing wholesaler. Kevin has spent almost his entire professional career in driving and supporting sales with years of experience in sales engineering support, project management, and product management. He has worked for manufacturers, wholesalers, and rep groups providing a unique perspective that has resulted in a talent for drawing together disparate resources. Kevin’s attention to detail and his enthusiasm make him a valuable resource.

Rachel Wiley

Sales Support

Rachel Wiley joined BWA South in 2015 in Inside Sales and Order Entry. Prior to that, she spent most of her career in related industries, mostly in Sales. Rachel’s work ethic, vast product knowledge, and responsiveness are assets our customers highly value.

Indiana Team

Indianapolis Office/Warehouse
8540 E. 33rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46226  |  Phone: (463) 777-8169  |  Fax: (317) 252-0749

Email for Orders
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Mark Dirksen

Director of Sales

Mark Dirksen joined BWA South in 2021 as Sales Manager in our Indiana market. He spent his previous eight years working in outside sales and sales manager roles for one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. Mark’s goal is to build a business centered around quality products and service for our Indiana customers.

Craig Denney

Sales Support – Warehouse

Craig Denney joined BWA South in 2021 following an 11-year career in the emergency medical services field. He’s excited to join BWA South and is looking forward to learning more about the plumbing and specialty-construction products industry.

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Garrett Dickerson

Project Manager / Sales Support

Garrett Dickerson joined BWA South in 2022. Prior to that he accumulated seven years of experience in the Indiana/Kentucky plumbing industry following graduation from college in 2015. Through the years he has developed key skills in customer service and looks forward to continuing to help solve the challenges of BWA South’s customers.

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Brad Fenton

Account Manager

Brad Fenton started with BWA South in 2021 after more than 40 years in our industry in the Indiana market. Starting as a licensed plumber and working his way into sales, Brad has worked in mechanical and fire protection, municipalities, industrial, and quoting. These tools and hands-on field experience are great in enabling wholesalers, specifiers, and contractors to resolve virtually any issues.

Ben Frey

Sales Support

Ben Frey joined BWA South in Indiana in 2022. Ben brings more than 20 years of experience in logistics, purchasing, and customer service. He enjoys troubleshooting, finding ways to make things run smoother or more efficiently, and being heavily involved in a project and seeing it through to completion.

Kody Hudson

Sales Support – Warehouse

Kody became our Indianapolis warehouse supervisor in 2022. He has many years of logistics experience, from shipment pick-ups to operations team lead for a large e-commerce distribution center. His extensive background helps us ensure quality shipping processes for our customers.

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Sheila Nickels

Sales Support – Quotes

Sheila Nickels started with our team in 2021. Based in Indiana, Sheila uses her 35+ years of construction experience to bolster our Quotes and Inside Sales teams.

Brandt Olsen

Sales Support

Brandt Olsen started with BWA South in 2021 as Warehouse Manager for our newly opened Indianapolis warehouse. With more than 30 years of industrial sales experience, Brandt’s strong relationships throughout his time in the market will help our team to grow in the years to come.

Mike Surber

Sales Support

Mike started with BWA South in 2021 and is based in Indiana. Mike brings 20+ years of sales experience and enthusiasm for our industry to our team.

Rob Wootton

Account Manager

Rob Wootton joined the BWA South team in 2022, specializing in sales and client management in our Indianapolis market. Rob moved from Dayton, Ohio to Indianapolis several years ago and now cultivates relationships and assists with the further development of our Indiana territory.

Kentucky Team

Kentucky Office/Warehouse
1702 Cargo Ct., Louisville, KY 40299 |  Phone: (502) 805-6960

Email for Orders
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Carson Campbell

Director of Sales

Carson Campbell rejoined BWA South in December 2020 following a previous stint with the company from 2017 to 2019. Carson provides marketing, business planning, and project planning for the lines represented in Kentucky for our wholesale distribution, contractors, and engineering partners. Carson utilizes our resources to keep our customers updated on products and tools to help them achieve their strategic goals and improve their competitive advantage in the market.

DJ Beirne

Sales Support – Warehouse

DJ Beirne joined BWA South in May 2022 after spending 16 years in distribution in the Louisville area. He spent 14 of those years as warehouse manager. DJ brings loads of shipping and receiving experience to the BWA South team.

Mike Draper

Sales Support

Mike Draper joined BWA South in 2021 after spending 18 years in a related industry in the Kentucky territory. Mike’s experience getting customer questions answered and needs resolved quickly and accurately carries over to satisfying our customers’ needs.

Brad Miles

Account Manager

Brad Miles started with BWA South in August 2021, bringing more than 35 years of experience on many different levels in the plumbing and mechanical construction industry in the Kentucky market. Brad looks forward to utilizing his unique skill set to provide product education, support, and guidance to the wholesale, contractor, and engineers channels in both commercial and residential applications.

Joyce Paul

Sales Support – Quotes

Joyce Paul started with BWA South in 2022. Using her extensive 40+ years of experience in the plumbing industry for customer service and quoting all your project needs, Joyce is an asset to our company.

Matt Stanziano

Director of Sales

Matt Stanziano started with BWA South in 2018 covering our western Pennsylvania and West Virginia markets. Since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, his roles have demanded that he connect with people at all levels of an organization. He is passionate about improving the performances of our contractors, dealers, builders, showrooms, and architects and engineers.

Devin McGee

Sales Support

Devin McGee is responsible for inside sales and quotes. Prior to joining BWA South, he worked in facilities management/services for 10 years, providing contract management. He brings his decade of experience in support and services to assist BWA South customers.

Louis Stamerra Sr.

Account Manager

Louis Stamerra Sr. started with BWA South in 2022 after spending several years in outside sales calling on wholesalers, distributors, showrooms, and architects for another rep firm in the Western Pennsylvania market. Before that he worked in sales leadership and management roles for large, service-oriented retail companies. Louis brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team that will help to continue to grow our business relationships in the market.