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NOW Inc. Announces Alario Stepping Down as Executive Vice Chairman

Dick Alario will continue to serve as a director of the company.

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Download this Issue as a PDF: October 25 2020

Our last quarterly data issue of 2020 includes promising stats on the future state of the economy, with some work left to do to get the industry back to where it was pre-pandemic. Dive into the latest MDM-Baird Distribution Survey results, as well as a preview of our MDM Analytics market forecast and wholesale revenues, sales and inventory trends data.

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Commentary : Why Build Your Personal Brand?

A strong individual online presence can mean good things for your distribution company.

Man sign SMM contract to promote personal brand project. Multiexposure. Social network hologram.
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Why Build Your Personal Brand?

A strong individual online presence can mean good things for your distribution company.

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Operations

Border States Electric Announces New Regional Structure

Fargo, N.D.-based electrical distributor Border States Electric unveils new regions designed to “better serve customers and support manufacturers.”

Optimas Solutions
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Optimas Solutions Appoints Marc Strandquist as CEO

Strandquist promoted from his role as president of the Americas, succeeding newly elected Optimas board chair and AIP operating partner TJ Rosengarth.

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Operations

Entegra Attachments Acquires Bloom Manufacturing

Mark Collett will remain president of Bloom.

Technology

Download this Issue as a PDF: October 10 2020

If we were to assign a theme to this issue of MDM Premium, it would be new beginnings. The articles you will find in the October 10 issue address keys to sales team transformation, including how to look differently at the function and job requirements of your sales department. We also speak with the new president of EPDA on his vision for distribution in Europe and how the industry will reshape itself in the wake of COVID-19.

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EPTDA President on What’s Happening in Europe, Plans for 2021 

Des Spillings, managing director for Acorn Industrial Services Ltd. UK, recently began his stint as 2020/21 president of EPTDA. MDM checked in with Spillings about the association’s plans for next year and how distributors are faring on the other side of the pond.

NetPlus Alliance
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NetPlus Alliance Announces Strategic Reorganization for 2021

NetPlus Alliance, the Lockport, New York-based North American industrial and contractor supplies buying group, said Thursday it has restructured the NetPlus team and named several staff promotions.