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Butch Gribbohm

Butch Gribbohm has more than 20 years of experience in the PHCP industry, has written numerous articles and conducted seminars on inventory management concepts and practices. He spent 10 years with Noland Co., starting as a warehouse employee/driver, followed by counter sales for HVAC, then store manager, but most of the time served as an inventory manager. After leaving Noland, he worked in the field before joining Baker Distributing Co. as a warehouse employee/driver. Eventually Baker named him a buyer at its corporate office in Jacksonville, FL, followed by inventory manager. That’s when he was asked to write a monthly column on inventory management and began conducting “Inventory 101” seminars throughout the company. He retired about a year ago but may do some consulting work. His approach to inventory management is geared toward store personnel. Address questions or comments to  or call 870-805-0028.


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