The Best is Yet to Come
Succeeding Andres Becerra as the President of Pool & Electrical Products has been the greatest honor of my career. Growing up in the swimming pool industry as a third-generation wholesale distributor gave me the ability to relate to the Becerra family in a way few others could. When I joined PEP, I realized quickly that we not only shared much in common as businesses but also as employers and families. PEP has grown each year under the leadership of the Becerra Family, and I am proud to have partnered with Jesus, Carlos, William, and Andrew Becerra to deliver another record year in 2021! Without the support of our understanding customers, none of this would be possible. I am forever grateful and can assure you that we will continue to work hard to earn your business every day.
Late this past December, PEP along with our partners at American Pool Supply, Bel-Aqua Pool Supply, Classic Tile Designs, Conely Company, Florida Water Products, Mayfield Pool Supply, and Noble Tile Supply were acquired by SRS Distribution, the parent company of Heritage Pool Supply Group, which has recently acquired Aqua-Gon, Cinderella, Davis Supply, Emsco, Hachik Distributors, Pool Contractors Suppy, and Quality Pool Supply. SRS Distribution is one the largest and fastest-growing privately held wholesale distributors in the United States.
Our former CEO, Carlos Del Amo, will be leading the Heritage Pool platform as COO along with new President, Matt McDermott. Matt joins us from SRS/Heritage and is working tirelessly to leverage resources to drive the continuous improvement of your customer experience. You will continue dealing with the same faces/people at PEP and should notice no changes going forward. Rest assured, we are continuing to invest in the resources, inventory, and talented team to continue to make our mission, your success!
I am proud to also announce that I have accepted a new position as the Executive Vice President of Pool Hardscapes with Heritage Pool Supply Group. I am excited to expand our Noble Tile Supply footprint throughout the country, making our complete pool hardscape collections available across all Heritage brands including PEP. I am fortunate to lead a team that is committed to expanding, improving, and innovating our building and remodeling offerings to help our customers differentiate themselves with the industry's leading products and designs. We look forward to growing with you and becoming a more comprehensive and convenient, one stop shop to meet your needs.
After working in the equipment and chemical side of distribution for the past 13 years, I am excited for this new challenge. I encourage you to never stop challenging yourself! Whatever your role is in this industry, take pride in it and strive to become the best. Never stop reaching and never hesitate to reach out. The best is yet to come!