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PT Holdings Rebrands as Parts Town Unlimited, Announces Leadership and Organizational Changes

New brand and structure will support accelerated growth and innovation

ADDISON, Il., Dec. 5, 2022 – PT Holdings, the parent company of Parts Town, a global leader in high-tech distribution of foodservice equipment parts, residential appliance parts, HVAC parts, and related products, today unveiled its new brand, Parts Town Unlimited. In addition, the company has announced a number of organizational changes to further accelerate growth and innovation. Parts Town Unlimited includes 45 unique brands across multiple divisions with nearly $2 billion in annual revenue and over 4,500 team members worldwide. The group is primarily focused on high-tech distribution of mission-critical replacement parts and related products.

The reorganization will support Parts Town Unlimited’s growth strategy, which includes a rapidly expanding product offering and global reach. The company will continue to emphasize digital leadership, operational excellence, and long-term high integrity partnerships, supported by its relentless focus on core values, people, and culture.

“Many companies include the acronym ‘LLC’ after their name, where the first ‘L’ stands for limited. We are going a different direction and focusing on the unlimited growth potential of our business: we are a town without limits,” said Steve Snower, Town Troublemaker (aka CEO), Parts Town Unlimited. “Over the past 19 years of our growth journey, we have updated our organization structure many times. Updating our brand and implementing these leadership changes will position the business for rapid growth in the coming years. We look forward to an exciting future.”

Overview of Parts Town Unlimited
Parts Town Unlimited includes the following divisions:

  • Parts Town, the technology innovator and market-leading distributor of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) foodservice, residential appliance, and HVAC equipment replacement parts. Also known as “Parts Town Americas,” this divisionprimarily serves the U.S., Canada, and Latin America, along with select customers in other international markets.
  • Red Lightning Group, a division that focuses solely on technology innovation to support the foodservice industry and beyond, serves as an incubator to help innovative “Townspeople” bring their ideas to life. Red Lightning Group developed the technologythat underpins Parts In Town, an ecommerce solution designed to help local service companies and distributors grow their businesses, improve equipment up-time by providing quick pickup and delivery of parts in the foodservice industry, and promotegrowth of genuine OEM part sales locally. Red Lightning Group also developed the Parts Town Marketplace, which provides customers an online, one-stop shopping experience for OEM parts beyond the foodservice category, as well as items and products across a
    variety of new categories, eliminating the need for customers to visit multiple websites to find the parts and related products they need.
  • Parts Town Home, the company’s fastest growing capability, includes residential appliance parts, HVAC parts, and consumer electronics parts primarily through its Encompass brand. Parts Town Home has rapidly grown to represent 15% of Parts Town Unlimited’s 2022 revenue, compared to just 3% in 2021.
  • Parts Town Europe, which serves Europe and other international markets through its REPA Group brands, GEV Group, LF Group, EPGC, Atel, and Big Warehouse. Parts Town Europe includes locations across Europe in addition to a presence in both Australia and China.
  • Parts Town UK, which serves the UK through First Choice and Commercial Catering Spares brands.
  • Unlimited Service Group, which supports several local parts and service companies that partner with leading manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada. Individual, local brands will continue to be emphasized, reflecting the unique histories, cultures, expertise, and local focus of each of these businesses.

Leadership Moves
As part of the reorganization, Steve Snower will be focusing his role on group CEO responsibilities, with Clint Holder appointed to the role of Group President, Parts Town Americas. This will allow Snower to lead Parts Town Unlimited’s strategy, drive the company’s vision for growth and innovation, accelerate its acquisition efforts, and build on its unique culture.

“Clint has done an incredible job building unique, high integrity partnerships across the industry. Under his commercial leadership, we have dramatically expanded our master distribution capability and deepened our partnerships with service companies across the industry,” said Snower. “For the past 19 years, I have played the dual role of group CEO and President of Parts Town, and I am excited to turn the president role over to Clint to lead the business forward, allowing me to focus on building out the group vision.”

John McDonough has been named Chairman of Parts Town Europe. McDonough joined Parts Town Unlimited’s board of directors following Parts Town’s acquisition of Heritage Parts in 2019 and has remained an active advisor to the business. McDonough will now re-engage full-time and relocate to Munich, Germany, to partner with Alex Wiegand, CEO of REPA Group, in accelerating Parts Town Unlimited’s global reach.

“I am so excited that John will be a full-time partner in the business. His integrity and experience are unmatched,” said Snower. “As CEO of Heritage Parts, he led the digital transformation of the business and the full transition to genuine OEM parts. His presence with our team in Europe will make a huge impact.”

Miron Washington has been named Chief Digital Officer. He joins Parts Town Unlimited from Home Depot, where he held the role of Vice President of Customer Experience and General Manager of the company’s $3 billion Quote Center business unit. His previous experience includes digital leadership roles at Amazon, Staples, and Hewlett Packard. Washington will be charged with advancing the digital vision of Parts Town Unlimited.

Several other organization changes were announced, all with the intent to accelerate Parts Town Unlimited’s growth and innovation across its target markets.

About Parts Town Unlimited
Parts Town Unlimited is the global leader in high-tech distribution of mission-critical equipment replacement parts and related products and services for the foodservice, residential appliance and HVAC industries. Guided by its core values of Safety, Integrity, Community, Passion, Courage, and Innovation, Parts Town Unlimited delivers infinite possibilities, unlimited potential, and boundless innovation with a focus on people, innovation, and long-term partnerships. Parts Town Unlimited is an organization without limits, led by dreamers who continuously grow and bring value to our partners and amazing opportunities to our team members around the globe.

About Parts Town
Parts Town is the leading, technology innovation-driven distributor of genuine OEM (original equipment manufacturer) foodservice, residential appliance and HVAC equipment repair parts. When there’s a hiccup with any piece of equipment, Parts Town is ready to jump in and help with the most in-stock parts on the planet, innovative technology, and an unmatched customer experience. Customized solutions benefit equipment service technicians of all kinds, as well as chain and independent restaurants, schools, health care facilities and hospitality providers.

By partnering with the top manufacturers of foodservice, residential appliance and HVAC replacement parts, Parts Town improves the supply chain, increases sales of genuine OEM parts and keeps every customer’s business running like clockwork. Parts Town also partners with equipment and supplies dealers of all sizes to offer a one-stop-shop through its Parts Town marketplace.

For more information, visit https://www.partstown.com/.

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Encompass Streamlines Midwest Footprint to Advance Growth Strategy

Significant counter sales improvements also underway

Lawrenceville, Ga., November 14, 2022Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, a leading national provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it is consolidating four distribution facilities clustered in Ohio and Indiana.

These facilities are among 12 appliance parts counter sales and distribution centers previously maintained by Dayton Appliance Parts (DAP), which has merged with Encompass. The consolidating facilities are in Cincinnati; Indianapolis; Dayton, Ohio; and Castleton, Ind. Their operations will be combined with other nearby Encompass facilities in Cincinnati, Dayton and Metropolitan Indianapolis. The company’s Blue Ash, Ohio warehouse is being transitioned to another distributor.

Additionally, the Dayton facility will transition from primarily a distribution center to focus on counter sales and managing major client programs, such parts supply chain management (4PL). The Greenwood, IN facility will also now be a counter sales location. These facilities will be upgraded to provide a highly merchandised customer experience. Encompass existing operations in Florida, New York, Georgia and Nevada will continue operating as normal.

Joe Wang, Encompass chief strategy officer, said the decision to consolidate the specific four locations was based on service area, building condition, employee impact and other criteria. He said employees at the affected facilities have been offered other roles within the business.

“Dayton Appliance was a strong regional supplier, so having multiple locations in close proximity worked well at the time,” said Wang. “However, Encompass is a national parts supplier, so we had to analyze our entire footprint and determine the best way forward in alignment with our overall business goals.”

Wang said one of Encompass’ key objectives is to expand next-day order delivery to customers coast to coast. As such, the company is investing millions of dollars to add more warehouse automated functionality and expedite throughput.

“In our business, customers can’t wait days on end for a part to come in to repair their refrigerators or laptops or heating and cooling units. They must have their critical appliances and electronics working again yesterday. Encompass is working very hard to help speed up the repair cycle through faster parts delivery.”

Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge added that Encompass is continuing to experience record transactional volume, which requires the company to stock more inventory in more places. He said the company is evaluating other areas around the country to open new distribution centers.

“We’ve got immense coverage in the Southeast, Northeast and Midwest, enabling us to reach a majority of the U.S. population in two days or less,” said Coolidge. “We are now evaluating other locales to help us extend that reach further,” said Coolidge.

The Appliance parts market remains a driving factor in the company’s growth, as well as a surge in support for major customer segments like Home Warranty, Extended Warranty and Multifamily Property Management. Encompass also manages the parts supply chain for a number of world-leading brands, including Sony, Panasonic, Liebherr, Braun, Philips and others.

With the integration of Dayton Appliance Parts and the backing of Parts Town – Encompass’ parent company and market-leading distributor of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) foodservice parts – the company is even better positioned to support the repair industry, said Coolidge.

“Going into 2023, our 70th year in business, we could not be more excited about where we’re headed. Foremost, we are committed to delivering an exceptional experience for our customers. Everything we do operationally centers around helping our customers be more successful.”

About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions

Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.

In 2022, Encompass was acquired by Parts Town to expand its residential parts division. For more information, please visit solutions.encompass.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.