The theme of the 37th Annual AIM/R Management Conference held in May 2009 was “Mentoring For Success.”
theme of the 37th Annual AIM/R Management Conference held in May 2009 was “Mentoring
Pictured, attendees posed in front of the Gaylord Texan in Dallas, TX, where
the meeting was held.
R. Bruce Carnevale, vice president - sales and marketing at Bradford White
Corp., helped moderate two breakout sessions that focused on communication and
the economy. “The discussions were very
open and occasionally spirited,” he later toldSupply House Times’
Scott Franz. “I came away with several
actionable ideas which we have already begun to incorporate into our business.
Those ideas alone made the trip worthwhile.”
Richard Berry, national sales manager of Nomaco Insulation, said the break-out
sessions enabled smaller groups to openly discuss issues faced by reps and
manufacturers in today’s market. “The
message was plain and clear: Working together with vendors to drive demand for
a sustainable future,” he said.
Berry also said he returned to his company after the
conference “a more educated person with real ideas and opportunities to keep
moving this business forward.”
Chris Capone, who recently joined American Standard Brands as vice president –
wholesale sales, said, “As it was our first conference opportunity, we came
away with a very good idea on how we as a manufacturer can communicate and work
internally with our manufacturer rep teams to gain stronger positions in the
market. We also must continue to reach out with our manufacturer rep teams to strategize
and execute critical initiatives that strengthen the position of our customers
and grow profitable business at all levels of the supply chain. We look forward
to continuing our relationship with AIMR and learning how to be a better
conduit for their success.”
Two motivational speakers, Roger Crawford and Tony Brigmon, inspired attendees.