Group Updates

NetPlus Alliance Promotes Zach Brado to Director of Business Development

NetPlus Alliance is proud to announce that we have promoted Zach Brado to the position of Business Development Director, effective immediately. In his new position, Brado, who previously served as Marketing Manager, will work with Todd Washburn, Vice President of Supplier Development, to lead sales initiatives with NetPlus suppliers and manage supplier relationships. He’ll act as a…

NetPlus Industrial Buying Group Distributors

Brian Gardner Asks Distributors: What’s Your Leading Indicator?

Just as economists track leading indicators to forecast the economy, distributors can track what Brian Gardner calls the load input number to create a more accurate sales forecast. During a breakout session at the 2016 NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting, Gardner, founder of SalesProcess360, talked about this more proactive, forward-looking approach for distributors. The load input…

NetPlus Alliance Buying Group

NetPlus Alliance Presents Awards to Distributors, Suppliers at Annual Meeting

NetPlus Alliance, a buying group with more than 375 industrial and contractor supplies distributor members, presented its annual awards to members and suppliers at its third annual meeting in October in San Antonio, Texas, including the Distributor of the Year, Supplier of the Year and the Dan Judge Founder’s Award. The awards are designed to…

NetPlus Alliance, Industrial Buying Group

NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting Promotes Engagement, Proactive Growth

2016’s NetPlus Annual Meeting theme, “Plan & Grow,” set the tone for a successful event centered on proactive growth in today’s increasingly competitive industrial distribution markets. More than 390 came together Oct. 2-4 for the third-annual NetPlus Alliance Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Over two days, more than 1,500 booth session meetings were held…

Industry Innovator Award given to Jay Amstutz, president, Ohio Power Tool

Industry Innovator: Leading from Online

The MDM Industry Innovator award recognizes an individual who is leading change in a changing industry, rather than letting the change lead them. This year’s winner is Jay Amstutz, president of Ohio Power Tool, Columbus, OH. Amstutz was selected for his approach of using online tools to help his local distribution company compete with larger…