Jacob (Jack) Dick
National Vacuum Supply Co.
Jack Dick went into the “family” business at National Vacuum Supply Co. in Manhattan, NY, in the late 1960s. Educated as a lawyer, Jack chose to stay in the family business as a challenge to build the business and take advantage of the many innovative ideas he had. Jack took National from a New York retail store that dabbled in manufacturing and distribution to a full-fledged National Parts Distributor, headquartered in Edison, NJ, offering OEM products for most name brands. With a handful of other national distributors, Jack led the way with fast service on low cost repair parts and equipment. Jack, who passed away on March 2, 1995, will always be remembered as someone who worked hard and played hard. The industry would not be the same without Jack’s commitment, dedication, and unique innovation