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The 2020 Annual Distribution Industry Outlook Webcast  

Disruption and What You Can Do About It

Mixed signals for 2020: What you should plan for

While “It’s not as hot as it was” may be the sound bite for 2019, the U.S. economy is experiencing the longest economic expansion and bull market in history. And many distributors are ending the year with solid – if not record – results. Can it continue? Where are your best growth opportunities?  
 
Join Baird Senior Research Analyst David Manthey, NetSuite VP Ranga Bodla and MDM CEO Tom Gale for this annual breakdown of macroeconomic and distribution-specific trends, competitive moves and 2020 outlook.  
 
This 60-minute webcast, sponsored by Oracle NetSuite, analyzes the latest economic trends, emerging growth opportunities and how the competitive landscape is shifting – and how distributors and manufacturers can capitalize on all of these trends.

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David J. Manthey

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.

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Tom Gale

CEO, Modern Distribution Management

Tom Gale has been MDM’s lead researcher and industry analyst for more than 25 years on independent distribution channel trends, consolidation, technology and competitive landscape. He is a frequent speaker and moderator on these topics at company, marketing group and association meetings in North America and Europe.

  • Economic forecasts for the wholesale distribution industry
  • Competitive outlook – Industrial/Construction/Electrical distribution sectors 
  • Top 3 distribution trends to watch in 2020

About our Speakers

Ranga Bodla

NetSuite Global Business Unit at Oracle
VP, Field Engagement and Marketing

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 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, TX.