ASA is excited to announce Kohler Co. President and CEO David Kohler will be the keynote speaker at its NETWORK2020 Virtual conference that takes place Oct. 7-8. 

Kohler will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 2:15 p.m. (Central), and will talk about the future of the industry and the trends that will impact it during a special conversation with session moderators Bill Condron (President and CEO of The Granite Group) and Katie Poehling Seymour (First Supply Chief Administrative Officer and COO, Kitchen and Bath Stores).

Condron and Poehling Seymour will lead the audience through an in-depth discussion of key areas that will impact our industry that will include:
David Kohler’s view of the evolving e-commerce space and platforms built to succeed moving forward.
The role of brick and mortar in the CX moving forward.
As a global manufacturer, what trends does he see in other markets and how could they apply to the U.S. market?
His view on “alignment” in a rapidly changing and disruptive business environment. How would he define that now and what could it look like moving forward?
His view on the future of the U.S. housing market as the affordability gap looks likely to continue to widen in the years to come.


Kohler’s keynote is one of five live sessions being offered at NETWORK2020 Virtual. In addition to Kohler, attendees will be able to view live presentations from Ron Karr, Alexandra Levit, ASA President Bill Glockner (Hirsch Pipe and Supply) and Dr. Chris Kuehl.

Karr’s Velocity Mindset presentation (Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1:15 p.m., Central) will show attendees how to leverage the psychology of influence, successfully engage the skills and passion of employees, teams and customers, position products and services more powerfully, and achieve bigger results. Levit’s “Humanity Works: Future-Proofing Your Organization and Career” session will equip attendees with concrete guidance for thriving in the supply chain organization of the future, understanding why the 2020s work world will be far from doomsday, but instead, exciting, rewarding and full of opportunity.

Glockner will present his state of the association remarks (Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Noon Central) that will include what ASA has accomplished and what plans are in store for the future as he outlines the progress ASA is making toward the mega initiatives of D.NEXT, TALENT and VITALITY, Glockner also will report on how fellow members are making the most of their ASA membership and gaining great value from ASA programs and services.

Dr. Kuehl hits the stage Thursday, Oct. 8 at 10:30 a.m., his much anticipated industry forecast.

NETWORK2020 Virtual attendees also will have the opportunity to view on-demand sessions from Jason Bader (“Turn Buyers into Investors”), Alex Goldfayn (“Growing Sales — Even Now”) and Claudia St. John (“Attracting and Onboarding Top Talent in a Tight Labor Market”), plus a session from ASA Association Sponsor Federated Insurance (“Open For Business — Disaster Preparation & Recovery,” presented by Federated’s Jeremy Cheek).

All of this is in addition to the virtual wholesaler-distributor and vendor conference appointments, as well as a first-of-its-kind ASA virtual trade show that will be packed with the latest products and technologies from ASA Supplier Partner companies, plus the ability for attendees to live chat with vendors.



The cost to register for NETWORK2020 Virtual is $99 per ASA member-company and allows all company employees access to the entire two-day program, which features both live and on-demand educational presentations.

To register for NETWORK2020 Virtual click here.

To view the NETWORK2020 Virtual brochure, click here