Singer Executive Team
CEO of SBP Holdings
With over 40 years of experience and 25+ years in executive positions with RW Connection, Don is the former president of both Singer Equities and NAHAD, as well as is serving as director of the Affiliated Distributors Division.
President of SBP Holdings
Pete Haberbosch came to the Singer organization with 21 years industry experience in fluid power, industrial rubber and power transmission products with a mechanical engineering degree. He spent eleven years with the Gates Rubber Company as a District Sales Manager, National Accounts Manager, Regional Sales Manager in the Northeastern U.S. and ultimately Director of the Gates Performance Group. Thereafter over the next five years, Pete expanded his work experience globally as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Fenner Precision.
President and CEO of Singer Equities
Sam Petillo has 20 years industry experience in both manufacturing and distribution. Sam is a former North American Director of Industrial Hose and Hydraulics for Goodyear/Veyance (currently ContiTech). Sam also held roles in product management and marketing for Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics division. He most recently served as a VP/Regional Manager for Singer Equities. Sam is currently serving on NAHAD’s executive board and will be NAHAD president in 2020.
Scott Priestner, with 15 years of experience in the industry acting as Sales Manager for RW connection before moving up to his Vice President role, was promoted to Northeast Manager for Singer Equities in 2012. Scott has direct responsibility for the operations of Allied Rubber, PRC Industrial Supply, RW Connection, and their divisions for VC Belting, Cumberland Valve and Advanced Fluid Connectors. Scott is also a member of the leadership boards for NIBA and supplyFORCE.
Chris Holder has over 20 years of industrial distribution and manufacturing experience in hose, gaskets and conveyor belting. Chris has held multiple leadership positions over his career, including leading Supply Chain, Operations and Manufacturing organizations across North America. Chris Holder joined Singer Equities in January of 2017 to lead the operational activities for the Company.
"Key to our success over the years is our core of dedicated and experienced employees that operate our platform businesses as if they were their own."
Industrial Supply Magazine, 12/20/2011Otis DufreneChairman of the Board
“When we acquire a business, we want to minimize the amount of disruption that takes place,” he said. “We understand that we have the capacity to go out and rent buildings and buy inventory, but having the people is the key to the distribution business.”
Singer Equities Lets Brands Keep Brand Image, October, 2015Don FritzingerPresident and CEO of SBP Holdings
“It's about being able to sell hose systems rather than just selling bulk hose and bulk fittings,” Petillo said. “We tell them how to manufacture that hose assembly the same way every time. Especially with higher-pressure applications like hydraulics, it's important to bring a safe and reliable product to the street.”
Rubber & Plastics News, 11/14/2011
Sam PetilloPresident of Singer Equities