Akron, Ohio, January 2024 – Marc Blaushild recently named his son, Brian Blaushild, President of Famous Supply. Brian is the fourth-generation family member to lead Famous Supply, a distributor based out of Akron, Ohio.
Brian said, “When my father first shared his belief in me about my new role change, I was very humbled and extremely grateful because I saw how hard he and my grandfather Jay worked their entire lives to help make Famous what it is today. There is nothing more exciting than the opportunity to follow in their footsteps and help lead Famous as we continue to invest, grow, and evolve.”
Marc will continue in an active role as Chairman and CEO. Marc Blaushild said, “I could not be more proud of Brian and his professional achievements. Watching him work hard to learn our business and industry has been a joy to see. More importantly, the way he has built trust and developed personal relationships with everyone he works with has been inspiring. Brian has earned this opportunity, and it will be exciting to watch him and Famous continue to grow.”
Since 1933, Famous Supply has been fundamentally different than most organizations. Four generations of the Blaushild family have worked to build a purpose-driven business whose family culture extends to close to 1,000 associates, thousands of loyal customers, and so many valued suppliers. Being a multi-generational business gives Famous the advantage of stability and sustainability. It enables us to better relate to our valued customers, many of whom have grown their family businesses right alongside us and our amazing team of associates.
Brian shares, “When I think about what I’m most proud of, a few things quickly come to mind. We’re continuing to innovate and transform our business. We’ve implemented so much technology, distribution, and logistics to help serve our customers faster and better. We keep growing by adding
locations and putting more inventory in our local markets. Most importantly, it’s the sense of pride I feel when I walk through our branches and see dedicated associates truly loving their job. My most important priority at Famous is continuing to make sure our unique and special culture stays intact and that we are an incredible place to work.”
John Palermo, Chief Sales Officer, who recently celebrated his 45th year with Famous shares, “It’s not often that you can look at someone Brian’s age and see a person as passionate as he is about his responsibilities to his work and all the associates he works with. He is dedicated to the success of our company and to his family’s legacy in distribution.”
Company History and Professional Experience:
Famous Supply is a 4th generation family business which began in 1933. Our primary business is Wholesale Distribution of HVAC, Plumbing, Industrial / PVF and Building Products. We have 50 locations throughout Ohio, Western PA, WV, the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast US and close to 1,000 associates.
Brian Blaushild grew up working in the business and graduated from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) in 2010 with degrees in Accounting and Finance. Additionally, he studied Finance at the London School of Economics. After joining the company, Brian worked in various roles at Famous Supply including Branch Management, managed the Customer Service team, and led the Purchasing and Pricing teams before becoming President of the company’s former manufacturing division, Heating & Cooling Products (sold in 2023). In 2018, Brian returned to Famous as VP of Business Development and has overseen our Multi-Family/MRO and Builder Divisions. Most recently, he has also been leading the company’s Strategic Planning and Vision 2033 Initiatives, helping to develop and formalize future growth initiatives and coordinating with all functional areas within the business. In January 2024, Brian Blaushild was promoted to President of Famous Supply.