An important priority for any successful business as well as for the industry is to identify and connect the people who represent the next generation of leadership. ASA’s Young Executives (YE) Division is focused on developing the necessary skills and cultivating key relationships that are critical for the next generation of leadership to succeed in the industry.
the past four years, we have redefined the annual Spring Forum program and made
the Young Executives into one of the fastest growing segments of membership in
ASA,” said Dennis Crump, Chairman of ASA’s Young Execs. Instrumental to this
success has been the generous support from supplier partners, including Kohler
Co. for this year’s event held in late May.
60 people representing 22 wholesalers, 14 manufacturers and vendors as well as four
independent manufacturer representative firms attended this year’s event in
Kohler, WI. The CEO Strategist, Rick Johnson, Ph.D., helped participants
understand how to create a culture that demands a sense of urgency and inspires
active involvement, innovation and creativity among employees that builds
mutual commitment to action. According to Jeff Worly, YE Vice Chairman, “Rick
Johnson’s presentations were timely as many of us are facing today’s economic
stresses and uncertain business conditions for the first time in our
addition to sponsoring the welcome reception, Herbert V. Kohler Jr., chairman
of the board and CEO of the Kohler Co., shared a most insightful presentation
during dinner, and Kohler Co. also provided attendees with an extensive tour of
its manufacturing facilities and the Design
Center located in Kohler, WI. Bill
Kenny, ASA President, thanked Herbert V. Kohler Jr., David Kohler, Frank
Windsor and Jim Mayer for their investment in ASA and this program.
“This event was an overwhelming success because of the
extent to which these individuals lend Kohler Co.’s tremendous support,” Kenny
year’s program is already scheduled for May 21-23, 2012, in New Orleans, LA. Complete information will be available this
September at NetworkASA2011: ALL IN andwww.asa.net.