Albert H. NahmadChairman
Albert H. Nahmad has been the visionary founder and leader of Watsco for over 40 years, having served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1972. Among his many contributions, Mr. Nahmad has been instrumental in the scaling of our business through acquisitions, the cultivation of strategic vendor relationships, and the development of Watsco's entrepreneurial culture. In 1988 Mr. Nahmad made the decision to pivot the Company's strategic focus from manufacturing to distribution of HVAC/R products. Since that time, Watsco's market capitalization has grown from $22 million to $5.2 billion, and its 30-year compounded annual growth rate of total shareholder return has been 18%. With revenues exceeding $4 billion, Watsco has solidified its place as the industry leader and now has approximately 5,200 employees serving approximately 90,000 contractor customers through a branch network of 571 locations. He serves as chair of the Strategy Committee.