Mr. Barry Partlo is the president of Direct Distributors, Inc and Agri Supply Company. Agri Supply Company is a family owned group of farm supply stores, which was started in 1962 by Mr. Partlo’s father, Alvin Partlo.
Mr. Partlo has worked for Direct Distributors, Inc./Agri Supply Company since 1984 and took over full responsibility for the companies in 1997. Today, Agri Supply Company has 8 retail stores located in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Mr. Partlo received his BS in Biological and Agricultural Engineering from NCSU in 1981 and his Masters of Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill in 1984. He has been a member of the Garner Rotary Club since 1985. He is a supporting Director of the North Carolina Tobacco Growers Association and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of North State Bank. He is also a member of and the President of the Johnston Community College Foundation Board of Directors.
Barry and his wife, Laurie, have two children. Kelly (30) lives in Cary. Jarod (27) lives in Chicago.