Welcome to the 2016 Power 50 list, which ranks the most influential people in the industry.
#42: Bill Smith Jr., Brown & Bigelow (asi/148500)
2016 Rank: 42
2015 Rank: 44
Smith Jr. oversees this storied distributor and ever-present Top 40 fixture. The company experienced a revenue dip of roughly 5% in 2015, and has had flat growth for the last five years.