VP Supply Leadership

Gary Curwin President and CEO

He joined the company in 1983 and assumed control over day-today operations with his brother Louis in 1991. An ardent believer in the values of hard work and customer service, he has used these principles to propel VP Supply into a wholesale distribution leader throughout New York and Western Pennsylvania. A graduate of James Madison University, Gary resides in the Rochester area with his wife and enjoys bicycling. He is the proud father and grandfather.

Ben Curwin Chief Operating Officer

A third-generation owner, Ben began working summers at VP Supply in 2004 cleaning shelves, conducting cycle counts, and generating submittals. He joined VP Supply full-time in 2015 as Director of HVAC after spending four years at The Joyce Agency, a Virginia-based company where he gained his expertise in commercial HVAC applied equipment and sales. He added COO responsibilities in 2019 and has been instrumental in the company’s expansion, including the recent acquisition of DAVE (Digital Audio-Visual Environments). He directs the sales and operations teams while maintaining oversight over the management team and the company’s strategic objectives. 

Louis Curwin Treasurer

Starting at the company sweeping floors part time during the summer, he assumed a full-time role in sales in 1978. Since then, he has been at the forefront of the company’s growth from a Rochester-based plumbing wholesaler to a diversified, multi-branch corporation. In addition to his management responsibilities, he maintains an active role in commercial and residential plumbing sales. A father of 8 children and grandfather to 5 grandchildren, Louis lives in the Rochester area with his wife. He is an avid international traveler and enjoys off-road biking.

John Casper Chief Financial Officer

He is responsible for developing and leading the finance and accounting functions required to deliver on the company’s performance commitments including strategic growth plans and risk management actions across all business operations. Prior to joining VP Supply, John was the Vice President, Finance for the Triumph Group Aerospace Structures business. In this capacity, John was responsible for all financial operations, cash management and monthly operations reporting for this publicly reported segment. John holds a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Rochester and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and economics from Rochester Institute of Technology. John and his wife Kimberly reside in Webster, New York.