Pat Comunale tapped to lead Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution

Security products distributor Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution announced Tuesday that it has promoted Pat Comunale to the position of president and chief operating officer.

According to a statement issued by the company, Comunale, who has held various senior management positions at distribution and manufacturing firms over the past 25 years, will play a key role in leading the recently combined company.

Tri-Ed/Northern Video Distribution was formed earlier this year when Dallas-based Brazos Private Equity Partners purchased Tri-Ed Distribution and Northern Video Systems and combined the two company’s operations.

"Pat has been instrumental in bringing together Tri-Ed Distribution and Northern Video," said Steve Roth, CEO of Tri-Ed / Northern Video Distribution. "Having known Pat for over 20 years, I can confidently say he is one of the best distribution executives in the entire industry. He has earned the respect of his peers, customers and supplier partners. I am extremely pleased to announce Pat’s promotion and look forward to our continued close-working relationship as well as the enormous contributions he will make toward the company's growth."