Our Team

Outside Sales

Nick Hanes

Owner

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.

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Bruce Bender

Outside Sales

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.

Aaron Briggs

Outside 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.

Carson Campbell

Outside 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.

Ryan Cefalu

Outside 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.

Mark Dirksen

Outside 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.

Brad Fenton

Outside Sales

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.

Jeremy Flege

Outside Sales

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

Outside Sales

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.

Mitchell Goldschmidt

Outside Sales / 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 plumbing / heating / cooling wholesaler as well as a well-known tool manufacturer. His roles with us continue to expand into not only Inside/Outside Sales but also in quotes, pricing, and operations.

Brad Miles

Outside Sales

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.

Jason Smith

Outside Sales

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.

Matt Stanziano

Outside 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.

Jerry Sulecki

Outside Sales

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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John Walker

Outside Sales

John Walker has been in the industry since 1985 covering the northern Ohio and Youngstown markets. He works with contractors and wholesalers in providing plumbing and drainage solutions from small to large projects. His many years of experience make him uniquely qualified to handle any needs for the territory he serves.

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Inside Sales

Jeff Bargdill

Inventory Control Specialist

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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Emily Casto

Quotations

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.

Zack Cook

Inside Sales and Order Entry

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.

Lou D’Amico

Inventory Control Specialist

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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Mike Draper

Inside Sales

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.

Molly Emery

Inside Sales and Order Entry

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

Inventory Control Specialist

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.

Rob Hall

Inventory Control Specialist

Rob Hall previously worked for BWA South for 17 years, and came back in to our Hilliard, Ohio warehouse in 2021, bringing a wealth of experience. Mike takes great pride in ensuring all orders are properly pulled and shipped to make sure customers have the best experience possible.

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Alex Howells

Warehouse Manager

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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Rachel Korom

Order Entry

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

Inside Sales and Order Entry

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

Inside Sales and Order Entry

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.

Will Meyers

Inventory Control Specialist

Will Meyers joined BWA South in 2021 in the Hilliard (Columbus), Ohio warehouse. Starting with greeting customers and pulling orders, Will has now progressed to assisting in the office as needed as well. He’s happy to be part of the team and is willing to help whenever and wherever he’s needed.

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Mike Mudra

Warehouse Manager

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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Sheila Nickels

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.

Patrick O’Hara

Inside Sales

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.

Brandt Olsen

Warehouse Manager

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.

Steve Quin

Inside Sales and Order Entry

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.

Beverly Smith

Inventory Control Specialist

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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Tim Steffy

Quotations and Inside Sales

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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Mike Surber

Inside Sales

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.

Erika Weiffenbach

Customer Service Specialist

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

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Heather West

Quotations and Inside Sales

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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Rachel Wiley

Inside Sales and Order Entry

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.