Applied Industrial Technologies Names New Director Of Corporate Purchasing

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:46am

CLEVELAND, OH — Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) has announced that Dave Smith has been promoted to Director of Corporate Purchasing.  In this role, Smith will oversee the product purchasing needs for all of the company’s distribution centers, as well as activities related to transportation and procurement systems.

Smith joined Applied® in 1995 and for the past six years served as Corporate Purchasing and Transportation Manager.  Prior to that, he was Transportation Services Manager for the company.  “Dave’s experience in purchasing and transportation, along with his knowledge of our business, brings valuable expertise to this position,” says Jeff Ramras, Vice President – Supply Chain Management.

Smith received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Ohio State University and his MBA degree from Baldwin-Wallace College.  He is a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Guild of American Transportation Specialists.  Dave Smith and his family reside in Berea, Ohio. 

With approximately 470 facilities and 4,600 employee associates across North America, Applied Industrial Technologies is an industrial distributor that offers more than 4 million parts critical to the operations of MRO and OEM customers in virtually every industry. In addition, Applied provides engineering, design and systems integration for industrial and fluid power applications, as well as customized mechanical, fabricated rubber and fluid power shop services. Applied also offers maintenance training, plus solutions to meet inventory and storeroom management needs that help provide enhanced value to its customers. For its fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, Applied posted sales of $1.89 billion. Applied can be visited on the Internet at


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