Meeting Archive:
The 2017 Distribution Industry Outlook


Meeting Description:

Growth was tough in 2016, with more competitive noise than ever. But the new year is transmitting early optimistic signals for those willing to embrace shifts in the distribution landscape.

Join us for this free, 60-minute webcast, sponsored by NetSuite, to hear the latest updates on economic trends, emerging growth opportunities and how the competitive landscape is shifting – and how distributors and manufacturers can capitalize on all of these trends.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Economic forecasts for the wholesale distribution industry
  • The hottest growth sectors
  • The top 3 distribution trends to watch in 2017
  • How competition is being redefined
Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2017
Time: 01:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): MDM Webcasts
 Presenter Information
Sponsored by: NetSuite
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David J. Manthey
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CFA, Senior Research Analyst

David Manthey is Baird’s senior analyst covering Industrial Distribution & Services. Prior to joining Baird in 1995, he worked at Strong/Corneliuson Capital Management. David earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Indiana University, with a major in finance and a minor in management information systems.

Thomas P. Gale
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Publisher, Modern Distribution Management
Tom Gale is publisher of Modern Distribution Management and, the premier resource since 1967 for competitive intelligence, industry research and insight for wholesale distribution professionals. He also leads the company’s market research division, MDM Analytics. He has researched wholesale distribution issues since the mid-1980s.

Jenel Stelton-Holtmeier
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Editor, Modern Distribution Management
Jenel joined MDM as Associate Editor in 2008. While she covers a broad range of topics, she has particular interest in the impact of government policies and the economy on the wholesale distribution industry.
Prior to joining MDM, Jenel spent seven years working in the banking industry and has written for various publications including the Denver Post. She has Bachelor's of Arts degrees from the University of Oregon (journalism) and Minnesota State University-Moorhead (political science) and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Ranga Bodla
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Head of Industry Marketing, NetSuite
Ranga has more than 20 years of combined product management and marketing experience in the software technology industry. As the head of industry marketing for NetSuite, Ranga Bodla is chartered with driving the overall strategy and go-to-market for success across all of NetSuite's industries including Wholesale Distribution, Manufacturing, Software, Services, Non-Profit, Advertising, Media and Publishing. Prior to joining NetSuite, Ranga led a global team focused on the successful go-to-market of SAP’s Governance Risk and Compliance Solutions. Ranga received a BS in Engineering from Trinity University in San Antonio.