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John Henry Foster Earns Top Distributor Award

Ingersoll Rand’s annual AIRD (Association of Ingersoll Rand Distributors) meeting was recently held in Miami. Twenty-three IR Distributors attended the meeting- all vying to take home the coveted, traveling trophy and title of “Top Ingersoll Rand Distributor” in the country. 

This year the award, based on overall performance and sales of Ingersoll Rand equipment, service and warranty, was given to John Henry Foster.  John Henry Foster, or JHF, has been a top performer since it became an IR distributor in 1963.

 “Ingersoll Rand distributors are vital connections to our customers and keep us in tune with the ever-changing industrial market, so we can provide valuable solutions to meet end users needs,” said Scott Krull, vice president and global commercial leader, Ingersoll Rand.

Ernie Pither, Vice President of JHF’s Compressed Air and Tools Division attributes the win to teamwork, process and a dedicated goal of taking care of the customers.  Pither stated, “Through aligned goals, process improvement activities, and working together on a common purpose (taking care of our customers) the team was able to follow their passion for the compressed air business and achieve incredible results.”

JHF Award

John Henry Foster was named the “Top Ingersoll Rand Distributor”.

About John Henry Foster

The St. Louis based company, established in 1944, is a full-service distributor focused on sales, service, parts, rentals, warranty, turn-key installations, and air/energy audits for the industrial air compressor industry. The company also provides industrial fluid pumps and vacuum pumps. With 23 outside sales representatives and 19 service technicians, John Henry Foster covers the compressed air needs of the eastern two-thirds of Missouri and the southern two-thirds of Illinois.  Call today for more information 314-427-0600, visit  or Contact a John Henry Foster Sales Representative in your area.