Officers

Peter Gasiewicz, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Gasiewicz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gasiewicz served as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 29, 2011. Mr. Gasiewicz also served as Vice President of Sales from January 21, 2008 until November 29, 2011. Mr. Gasiewicz has been a Director of the Company since February 24, 2011. Mr. Gasiewicz has extensive knowledge and experience in HVAC and the distribution business. From January 2006 to January 2008 Mr. Gasiewicz was President of Fedders North America and Senior Vice President of Fedders Corporation. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of International Comfort Products/Carrier Corporation (ICP), a division of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Gasiewicz has also served as President of two wholly-owned ICP distributors operating approximately 31 locations and has held various other positions in the HVAC industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from New Jersey’s Ramapo College and has obtained a variety of technical certifications. He also has continuing education background at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Mr. Gasiewicz is also a Vietnam-era veteran who served with the United States Marine Corps.

William Salek, Chief Financial Officer/Secretary

William Salek has been the Vice President of Universal since June 1999 and was appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company in October 2004 and Secretary of the Company in February 2005. Mr. Salek has been employed by Universal since 1983. Mr. Salek holds a B.S. in Accounting from Clarion University.

Melissa Williams, Executive Vice President

Melissa Williams was appointed Executive Vice President of the Company on July 1, 2013. Mrs. Williams previously served as the Company’s Vice President of Operations. Mrs. Williams has been a Director of the Company since October 2004. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Associates of New York, Inc. (“Goldman Associates”) since January 1996, and during the periods from January 2004 to January 2007 and from January 2010 to January 2011 she also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Associates. From January 2007 to January 2010, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Westye East, an appliance distributor. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of the HVAC distribution division of Goldman Associates from 1996 to 2001, at which time the division was acquired by the Company. She holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University. She is the daughter of Michael Goldman, the Chairman of the Company.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Peter Gasiewicz

Peter Gasiewicz was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company on July 1, 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Gasiewicz served as President and Chief Operating Officer from November 29, 2011. Mr. Gasiewicz also served as Vice President of Sales from January 21, 2008 until November 29, 2011. Mr. Gasiewicz has been a Director of the Company since February 24, 2011. Mr. Gasiewicz has extensive knowledge and experience in HVAC and the distribution business. From January 2006 to January 2008 Mr. Gasiewicz was President of Fedders North America and Senior Vice President of Fedders Corporation. Prior to that, he was Vice President and General Manager of International Comfort Products/Carrier Corporation (ICP), a division of United Technologies Corporation. Mr. Gasiewicz has also served as President of two wholly-owned ICP distributors operating approximately 31 locations and has held various other positions in the HVAC industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from New Jersey’s Ramapo College and has obtained a variety of technical certifications. He also has continuing education background at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Mr. Gasiewicz is also a Vietnam-era veteran who served with the United States Marine Corps.

Kevin Goldman

Kevin Goldman was appointed to the Board in April 2019. He has been an accredited real estate investor since 2012 and a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Associates of New York, Inc. (“Goldman Associates”) since 1996. Mr. Goldman also has over 15 years of experience in the wholesale appliance industry at Gilman Associates, Inc. Goldman Associates and Westye Group East, LLC. Mr. Goldman earned a B.S. in Applied History at Carnegie Mellon University. He is the son of Michael Goldman, the Chairman of the Company.

Michael Goldman, Chairman of the Board

Michael Goldman served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from February 15, 2013 to July 1, 2013. Mr. Goldman has been a Director of the Company since September 29, 2004 and was appointed Chairman of the Board on April 17, 2006. Since 1987 Mr. Goldman was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goldman Associates of New York, Inc. (“Goldman Associates”), an appliance distributor for the Northeast, until January 1, 2007. The assets of Goldman Associates were acquired by Westye East, on January 1, 2007 and it is now an investment company located in Florida. Mr. Goldman continues to serve as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Goldman Associates. Mr. Goldman is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Brooklyn College and an M.B.A. in Management from Syracuse University.

Donna Williams

Donna Williams was appointed to the board in September 2021.  She has worked since Pool Corporation (POOLCORP) in 2007, was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager in 2015 and named Vice President in February of 2018. Prior to joining Pool Corporation, she served as Director Product Line Management with American Power Conversion Corporation (APC) in June 2006 and Vice President of Global Product Development at Fedders Air Conditioning from May 2001 until May 2006. From 1988 to 2001 she has held positions at both John Deere, 1998 to 2001 and Poulan brand trimmers (Husqvarna AB), 1988 to 1997. Ms. Williams is also on the board of directors of the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). She served on the board of Christwood, a retirement and eldercare facility from 2011-2014. Ms. Williams holds a Mathematics degree from Southern Arkansas University and has completed business and leadership training at both Indiana University and the Wharton School of Business.

Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams was appointed Executive Vice President of the Company on July 1, 2013. Mrs. Williams previously served as the Company’s Vice President of Operations. Mrs. Williams has been a Director of the Company since October 2004. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of Goldman Associates of New York, Inc. (“Goldman Associates”) since January 1996, and during the periods from January 2004 to January 2007 and from January 2010 to January 2011 she also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Associates. From January 2007 to January 2010, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Westye East, an appliance distributor. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of the HVAC distribution division of Goldman Associates from 1996 to 2001, at which time the division was acquired by the Company. She holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and a Masters Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University. She is the daughter of Michael Goldman, the Chairman of the Company.

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