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AD Electrical & Industrial Divisions from U.S. and Canada Unite for Networking in Houston

April 8, 2024
AD said the event’s biggest benefit were the executive network meeting that fostered relationships and networking opportunities among industry leaders.

Affiliated Distributors’ Spring Network Meeting in Houston, united members across the Electrical-US, Electrical-Canada, Industrial & Safety-US, Safety Network, and Bearings & Power Transmission divisions. Cross-divisional networking has embodied a unique way for AD  industry leaders to connect with one another.

AD said the event’s biggest benefit were the executive network meeting that fostered relationships and networking opportunities among industry leaders. Conference sessions at the meeting included  Leadership Succession Planning led by Richard Bryan; Cybersecurity hosted by Rachel Wilson; and Supply Chain of the Future facilitated by Dr. Katie Iacocca. The closing impact speaker, Brian Beaulieu, CEO and chief economist of ITR Economics, spoke about how the state of the U.S. and Canadian economies are impacting independent distributors and provided macro-economic trends that assist executives with making important business decisions

The event also recognized electrical distributor recipients of the 2023 AD Conversion Awards prior to the New Product Showcase: Electrical Network 812 Conversion Cup Winners-Bartle & Gibson; Central Supply Co.; DSG Supply; Eckart Supply; IEWC; Locke Supply Co.; O’Neil Electric Supply Ltd.; Shaw Supply; and VP Supply Corp.