Welcome to the 2016 Power 50 list, which ranks the most influential people in the industry.
#41 : Chris Vernon, The Vernon Company (asi/351700)
2016 Rank: 41
2015 Rank: 40
The head of this long-standing Top 40 distributor has piloted his company to 16% growth over the last five years, even as growth slowed last year. This year he was promoted to CEO and vice chairman after sharing co-CEO duties for two years with his father, Bill Vernon.