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Meet The Team

Larry Federico
Larry worked in the family business shortly after graduating from the University of New Haven in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. He started with working in retail sales of glass a door hardware.  In 1980, he worked to expand the retail business to include wholesale sales.  He then helped to expand the business into three separate companies: Orchard Lock Distributors, Orchard Glass Distributors, and Insulpane of CT.  

Larry remains focused on the growth and success of Orchard Lock while still remaining an active leader in the other family businesses.

Lou Grote
Pricing Manager
Lou has been with Orchard Lock since 1997.  He started his career in the warehouse, managing shipping and received orders and picking and packaging.  He then moved to Inside Sales in 2003 and then was promoted to Purchasing Manager in 2006.  Currently, Lou holds the position of Pricing Manager. 

On any given weekend, you can find Lou working on his golf game, or spending time with his family.

David Wheaton
Inside Sales Manager
David came to Orchard Lock with multi-faceted expertise in residential construction, inventory control and hardware distribution.  He began his career in the industry as an order fulfillment specialist then eventually moved into an inside sales role at a residential hardware company based in Hartford, CT.  

He is currently responsible for inside sales as well as marketing at Orchard Lock.  David is married to his wife Jennifer and welcomed a baby girl in 2009.  His hobbies include fishing, photography and motorcycles.