Large Company Operations Roundtable


WHEN: June 7-8, 2022

WHERE: Hilton O’Hare at the O’Hare International Airport in Chicago, IL

Questions? Please contact Patti Rausch at


DAY 1 – June 7, 2022

4:00 PM: Distribution Mergers & Acquisitions – Recent Trends and Best Practices for Integration with Brad Weinbrum, CEO, Nivalmi Consulting

6:00 PM: Drinks and Dialogue Reception

7:00 PM: Dinner with Michael Rogers, Futurist-in-Residence, The New York Times; Columnist, MSNBC

DAY 2 – June 8, 2022

7:00 AM: Breakfast with Seth Waugh, Vice President of Government Relations, NAW

8:00 AM: Emerging Technology in Warehouse Safety with Alan Davies, Senior Expert, McKinsey & Co.

9:15 AM: Break

9:30 AM: Conquering Labor Shortages with Kevin O’Brien, Chief Marketing Officer, Atlas Staffing

11:00 AM: Roundtable Discussion

12:00 PM: Joint Luncheon for All RT Groups

1:00 PM: Scheduling Strategy and Solutions that Optimize Employee Contribution with Jim Dillingham, Partner, Shiftwork Solutions

2:15 PM: Adjournment

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Previous Attendees

IPS Packaging & Automation
Johnson Supply
Kennicott Brothers
Kimball Midwest
Lawson Products Inc
Luxor Workspaces
Millcraft Paper Company (The)

Nelson Jameson Inc
Pace Supply Corp
Palmer Donavin Mfg Co (The)
Parksite Inc
Plumbing Distributors Inc
Robert Weed Plywood Corp

Shorr Packaging Corp
Team Horner
Tubelite Co Inc
Turtle & Hughes Inc
United Electric Supply Co Inc
Werner Electric Supply Co

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About the Large Company Operations Roundtable

The NAW Large Company Operations Roundtable for direct members was created as a mechanism for the senior operations executive of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key operations issues.

Similar to other Large Company Roundtables NAW has created for the Senior HR, Senior Technology, CFO, and Senior Sales executives, this by-invitation roundtable is composed of executives from large companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST operations executives.

The registration fee of $500 covers meetings costs of this event. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. There are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.

Eligibility: Companies with $100 million in annual revenue.
The NAW Large Company Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking with other top executives of non-competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.