Having a working and consistent training program is a fundamental element of a highly profitable company. Starting, developing and maintaining any training program may seem difficult and unachievable, but not any longer. Through the new ASA University, brought to you by the ASA Education Foundation, companies will now have the ability to train their employees in a turn-key and cost-effective manner.

The wait is over!The College of Leadership and the College of Sales will be introduced to the industry Sept. 14 during ASA’s Member Lunch program in Las Vegas. The ASA Education Foundation began the ASA University initiative late in 2009 in response to the overwhelming need for training programs within our industry companies. The fully developed competency models and curricula tracks will provide easy-to-use solutions to begin and integrate training and education.

ASA University would not be possible without the tireless support of industry experts and the ASA Education Foundation Board of Trustees. We especially thank these individuals who volunteered their time and experience to develop a tool that will be useful to everyone in the PHCP/Industrial PVF Industry:

College of Sales/Sales Management

Doug Dillon,Dean
Kohler Co.

Brian Burke
Burke Agency

Alan Cohen
Davis & Warshow

Jennifer Lee
Lee Supply Corp.

Joe Maiale

John Speer
First Supply LLC

College of Leadership/Executive Management

Ron Black,Dean
Southern Pipe & Supply Co.

Marion Henry

John Martin
Anvil International

Ruth Martin
F.W. Webb Co.

Brendan Monaghan
F.W. Webb Co.

Pam Mouton
Coburn Supply Co.

Angie Visner
Etna Supply Co.

George Yezbak
Murray Supply Co.

The three remaining Colleges covering Purchasing/Inventory, Warehouse Operations and Business are currently under development and will be available in 2012. Visitwww.asa.netto find out more and access ASA University.