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Modern Distribution Management is the only specialized information business that provides high-level in-depth resources to executives who are in or serve the wholesale distribution industry. With MDM's information services, you'll find fresh analysis, accurate reporting and good ideas to practice across many lines of trade. We provide original, in-depth thinking - and you won't find MDM's content anywhere else.
MDM's editors have received several Editorial Excellence Awards from the Specialized Information Publishers Association and are regularly recognized by industry groups as content leaders in wholesale distribution.
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Thomas P. Gale, Publisher
Tom is the Publisher of Modern Distribution Management. Tom has owned Modern Distribution Management since 1993. For decades, Tom has researched and written on significant trends in independent distribution channels, including consolidation, integrated supply, e-commerce, vendor reduction and shifts in value definitions. He is the co-author of Stand Out from the Competition! Four Pathways to Differentiate Your Wholesale Distribution Company and contributed to Outlook 2009: An Executive’s Companion to Facing the Forces of Change, both from the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors. He is a popular speaker on topics affecting independent distribution channels.
Tom is also the Principal for Gale Media Inc., which publishes MDM and owns Industrial Market Information Inc. (www.imidata.com). Tom is originally from St. Louis, MO.
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Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier, Editor
Jenel joined MDM as Associate Editor in 2008. While she covers a broad range of topics, she has particular interest in the impact of government policies and the economy on the wholesale distribution industry. Primary sectors covered by Jenel include power transmission/bearing, electrical and building materials.
Prior to joining MDM, Jenel spent seven years working in the banking industry and has written for various publications including the Denver Post. She has Bachelor's of Arts degrees from the University of Oregon (journalism) and Minnesota State University-Moorhead (political science) and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder. Jenel is originally from Wahpeton, ND.
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April is MDM’s Associate Editor and joined the team in June 2014. She worked in the telecommunications standards industry, as well as with several broadcast and publishing organizations before finding a more challenging and diverse career path in industrial distribution.
April has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Flagler College and a Master of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is originally from Halifax, VT.
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MDM's products and services include:
MDM Premium, a Twice-Monthly Newsletter
MDM Premium, founded in 1967 by J. Van Ness Philip, provides exclusive insight and analysis to executives of independent distribution companies and the companies that sell through or to independent distribution channels. With a subscription, gain unlimited access to mdm.com and receive a new issue with objective and comprehensive content twice a month.
"The writers are excellent, the content is well aggregated and current, and the topics allow us to stop being doers for a moment and start being dreamers." - Don Louis, CoLinx LLC
MDM Update is a free daily news update email for wholesale distribution companies and companies that sell through or to wholesale distribution companies. It is the best way to stay current on news in wholesale distribution channels.
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MDM Market Leaders & Distribution Landscape Report
The annual MDM Market Leaders report provides lists of the top distributors in 12 sectors as well as key trends and issues facing the independent distribution channel.
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MDM Webcasts: Training Programs for Wholesaler-Distributors
MDM's Webcasts are designed to bring high-level ideas and best practices to wholesale distribution professionals. Previous topics include profitability, inventory management, change management, economic outlook and technology trends.
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MDM reports daily on M&A, distributor and manufacturer earnings and executive appointments on its website. MDM is the best place to get the latest news across distribution sectors.
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MDM's editors and contributing bloggers write about diverse topics on the MDM Blog, including:
MDM Executive Briefing
MDM's editors interview industry experts and distribution executives for this free monthly 30-minute video feature. Each episode includes a Q&A with the leader of a distribution or manufacturing company called 7 Minutes With ... that has featured the leaders of Grainger, MSC, Lewis-Goetz and several other companies.
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MDM Store: Resources for Training and Management
MDM offers a growing selection of books and reports for executives of any company to use for training or personal enrichment.
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MDM thanks its Editorial Advisory Board, which helps to guide the content and services we deliver to our dedicated readers.
SVP, Professional Sales, Apex Tool Group
SVP, Global Distribution, Walter Surface Technologies
Vice President Sales, Safety & Industrial Products, Motion Industries
President, ORS Nasco
President, FCX Performance
Sales & Channel Marketing Director, 3M Industrial Markets Center
Chairwoman and CEO of C.H. Briggs Company
President and CEO of Bearing Service Inc.
CEO, Bell Electrical Supply
President, Dalco Enterprises
About Gale Media, MDM's Parent Company
Gale Media Inc. is the publisher of Modern Distribution Management and mdm.com, and owner of Industrial Market Information. Principal Thomas P. Gale has researched and written on significant trends in the industry, including consolidation, integrated supply, e-commerce, vendor reduction and shifts in value definition.
Industrial Market Information Inc., MDM's sister company, offers market data and account potential reports for more than 200 industrial product groups. IMI's databases provide information on the potential demand for a wide range of industrial and construction goods across hundreds of industries. IMI offers data on the national, state, county and zip code levels. Learn more about Industrial Market Information.