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Emery-Waterhouse Company
7 Rand Rd
Portland , Maine 04102
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1842, Emery-Waterhouse has been supplying hardlines to retailers throughout the Northeast for over 160 years. As an independent, mid-size distributor,...   more

Employment History


  • MBA
    Southern New Hampshire University
  • bachelor's degree
    Boston College
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News > About > Emery-Waterhouse, 15 Mar 2015 [cached]
"In order to identify new and innovative ways to both protect the environment and create and maintain an efficient, cost-effective business model, we created a green taskforce to identify areas for improvement," said Steve Frawley, president of Emery-Waterhouse.
"Charles brings new energy, innovation ..., 18 July 2014 [cached]
"Charles brings new energy, innovation and an impressive track record to our team," says Emery-Waterhouse CEO Steve Frawley.
Executive Team > About > Emery-Waterhouse, 2 June 2014 [cached]
Stephen M. Frawley
Stephen M. Frawley
President and CEO
Stephen M. Frawley Stephen M. Frawley joined Emery-Waterhouse in 1986, eventually moving through management positions including New England regional manager, vice president of merchandising and senior vice president of marketing. He was named president and CEO in 1995, and is now responsible for the company's strategic direction, people development and achievement of key performance goals. Before Emery-Waterhouse, Frawley spent seven years at Owens Corning working in distribution, new product development and marketing. He holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. A resident of Cape Elizabeth, he is a chairman of Distribution America and serves on various industry boards.
Emery's leadership team -- ..., 20 Feb 2014 [cached]
Emery's leadership team -- including CEO Steve Frawley and COO Don Dickson -- will remain in place, as it provides wholesale distribution services to independent retailers, according to the announcement.
"As a leader in the hardlines wholesale distribution industry, aligning with Ace Hardware -- the nation's largest convenience hardware leader at wholesale and at retail -- simply makes good business sense," said Steve Frawley, CEO of Emery-Waterhouse.
Steve Frawley
Steve Frawley of ..., 4 Mar 2014 [cached]
Steve Frawley of Emery-Waterhouse
Emery-Waterhouse CEO Steve Frawley anticipates changes now that Ace Hardware has acquired the 170-year-old regional wholesale distributor. Some will be subtle, some substantial, and some as yet unknown.
The deal, terms of which were not revealed, also marks the beginning of a separation between Portland, Maine-based Emery and Distribution America, the co-operative of nine regional distributors that pool together as a buying group.
"We are working out a transition plan," Frawley said. "We are one of the founding members [of Distribution America], and they've done a terrific job for us."
On the new business arrangement with Ace, Frawley described the Emery model as a "high-touch, high-service personalized business. Looking at Ace, he sees a lot more clout on the buying side and "world-class distribution," he said.
While the plan calls for Emery to operate independently as a subsidiary of Ace, both companies say they expect to benefit through combination. Frawley says he is excited about the potential for sharing of best practices.
"We think we have an opportunity to offer our customers the best of both worlds," Frawley said. "Compatibility is there. And so is the ability to add more value and services to the customer."
Emery's focus is on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, but the deal introduces the possibility of expansion beyond its traditional boundaries, as long as the distributor continues to improve and win customers, Frawley said.
He also sees the Ace deal as a move that puts Emery in a better position to navigate intense industry competition and consolidation.
"When you look at this world, you see it getting just more competitive," Frawley said. "And it's not necessarily the independents competing against each other. It's the Wall Street guys -- Home Depot and Lowe's - that are the real challenge."
Frawley added: "The sale is not going to define Emery.
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