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Distributor Conference

Introducing the Distributor Conference! The sessions featured on this stage will help fastener distributors gain competitive advantage, learn new technology, and study best practices through presentations from industry experts. Check out the session information below!

Executing at the Speed of CHANGE
Mike White, Brighton Best International
Sponsored by MFDA

Mike White is the Northeast Regional Manager for Brighton Best International. Michael is also a published author, speaker and facilitator. He is a 2017 graduate of the Jack Welch Management Institute, an EMBA program through Strayer University. He also holds a BA in business management. Michael is also the current President of the Metropolitan Fastener Distributors Association. A champion of people, he conducts motivational speaking, leadership and personal development training to groups and organizations.

Falling Down
PJ McCaughn, Innovative Components, Inc.,
Sponsored by WIFI

Let’s face it, sometimes bad things happen to good people. All of us have experienced adversity in our lives: Being let go from our job, getting passed up for a promotion or a new position, financial instability, the loss of a loved one – the list goes on and on. In this presentation, we will discuss tips, techniques and strategies to cope with these tough situations, put our train back on the tracks and come through the other side intact.

PJ McCaughn is the Business Development Manager for Innovative Components Inc., President of Egeria Business/Sales & Marketing Consulting, and serves on the Board of Women in the Fastener Industry. She resides in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her husband and three Labradoodles. She volunteers her time as President of the North Country Snowmobile Club, on the Board of the Michigan Snowmobile Association and teaching Yoga & Meditation classes. In her spare time, she enjoys paddle sports & backpacking, and recently returned from hiking over a 17,000-foot pass in Nepal.

Success in the Fastener Industry
Glenda Roberts, TR Fastenings Limited
Sponsored by WIFI

This presentation will look at the most important tactics fastener companies should implement to continue to be successful in the industry, including:

  • FSP and Customer Service Strategy
  • Global experience and how to manage a multi-cultural business
  • Training and fastener knowledge essentials
  • Gender is not an issue: cream will always rise to the top of the milk

Glenda Roberts was the Group Sales Director for TR Fastenings for 28 years and has been the Director for TR USA since July of 2012. Glenda’s key areas of expertise include the following: Global Sales & Marketing with extensive experience in global supply chain logistics, Global Account Management and Customer Relationship Management.