DeJonge Appointed Chief Operating Officer


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DeJonge Appointed Chief Operating Officer

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January, 16, 2019 – On January 3, 2019, Doug Young, CEO of Behler-Young announced that Dave DeJonge was promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), with full responsibility of the company. 

Young stated, “As our company grows and changes, it is important to periodically evaluate our structure to insure that it best supports the business. Our key goals continue to be to strengthening our business and providing superior customer service to our HVAC/R contractor base.”

DeJonge was previously the Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer for Behler-Young for six years where he provided direct leadership and integration to accounting, information technology, credit facilities, inventory, purchasing , pricing and the corporate distribution center. Prior to that he spent ten years as the Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at S2 Yachts, Inc.

Young will continue as CEO of Behler-Young and be involved in the oversight of the business and will spend more time in the field with customers and Behler-Young’s field associates.

Behler-Young is a third generation family-owned business with a mission of satisfying the needs of our customers through wholesale distribution. We strive to be the highest value provider of HVAC/R™ products and services in our market.

Our vision is a high performance workforce providing superior customer service, which enables us to dominate our market in order to further support and empower our dealers.

Behler-Young represents hundreds of manufacturers and we serve thousands of customers throughout Michigan and northwest Ohio, through 18 branches and a 140,000 square foot distribution center in Kensington Park, Michigan.