WIT & Co. Ltd.hosted its Fall Networking Meeting at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore, MD, in September, drawing 191 attendees. This annual event for WIT distributors includes an annual marketing workshop, networking event, general session and shareholder’s meeting.
Guest presenter John Monoky facilitated a discussion and keynote presentation at the Marketing Workshop on the development of a Go-to-Market strategy for the group’s owners and marketing leaders - creating demand, selling and delivering value to customers.
WIT distributor members were recognized for noteworthy marketing efforts with the presentation of the annual WHAM Awards. Those honored this year were (see photo top right): Chris Schmidt, Schmidt’s Wholesale, for Brand Awareness & Advertising; Ken Kidd, C&L Supply, for Promotions & Events; B.J. Cayce, Cayce Mill Supply, for Research & Business Development; Brian Fowler, Security Supply Corp., for Showroom & Merchandising; John McCallum, Rampart Supply, for Public Relations. The overall WHAM award winner was Justin Freedman of General Plumbing Supply.
Ideas, challenges and solutions were shared among owners during the WIT Works sessions. Colin Perry, who has served as 2008-2010 president and chairman of WIT, led the general session and was honored for his service to the buying group by WIT’s past-president and president-elect, Chris Perry of VAMAC and Morris Cregger of Cregger Co., respectively, and Charlie Moorhead, WIT’s executive vice president. Nick Formento of Canyon Pipe and Supply also was honored as he stepped down from a five-year term on the board of directors.
WIT & Co. Ltd. was established in 1974 and is owned by independent wholesale distributors.
The group will host its spring meeting at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas March 29 - April 1, 2011.