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MDM Interview: Clean-Up of a Roll-Up

Since 1997 when the company was formed through the rollup of nine industrial general-line distributors, Industrial Distribution Group, Atlanta, GA, has seen its share of integration challenges. Charles Lingenfelter, a founding member of IDG, became president and CEO of the $550-million national distributor in November 2005. Since taking the helm, Lingenfelter has pushed hard to take the distributor from four divisions to one company.

MDM spoke with Lingenfelter recently at the Industrial Supply Association's annual meeting in Las Vegas, NV. Lingenfelter spoke of his company's progress and the work that still has to be done to make IDG's One Company plan a success.

MDM: Over the past 10 years, IDG has had a series of integration ...

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