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president's welcome

Terry Weiner  at step repeatDear NAHAD Member,

In late September, the NAHAD Board of Directors met in Phoenix, AZ for our mid-year Board meeting. This was an important meeting for the association where we reviewed both the day-to-day activities that make NAHAD such a robust and vibrant association for our members, as well as the big issues that will propel NAHAD into the future. I found the setting, the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, to be an excellent venue for thoughtful deliberation, active decision-making and fun! I hope that you will use the opportunity at our upcoming convention to meet with trading partners, ramp up your company’s business strategy and restore your spirit in preparation for the 2014 business cycle.

I have personally been attending the annual NAHAD convention since 1988. In fact, I have only missed one convention in the last 25 years. For me, it was the contact tables, now known as the Showcase of Hose Solutions that I was most interested in and usually flew in just for that. But, over the years NAHAD has put together some very interesting and educational programs for its members to benefit from. I now always return to my business after the convention with a renewed enthusiasm from the knowledge I had gained by taking full advantage of the NAHAD convention programs.

Please join me at NAHAD’s 30th Anniversary Convention and take the time to attend as many of the NAHAD offerings during the four day program as you can., including: the Opening Reception at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), the General Sessions, the Hose Safety Institute’s Panel Discussion, the University of Industrial Distribution’s UID in-a-Day Sessions, the Manufacturer & Associate Hospitality Suite Evening, the Golf & Tennis Tournaments, the optional tours, the Showcase of Hose Solutions, and our Closing Cocktail Reception Dinner and Entertainment. Manufacturer, Associate, Distributor, and Affiliate members are welcome and encouraged to attend all NAHAD has to offer!

NAHAD has selected the theme of Passion, Innovation and Execution to embody the spirit of our 30th Anniversary. We feel that NAHAD and our members’ success is based upon those three elements. Passion for what you do – both as a company and a trade association. Innovation to keep your business, customers and members fully engaged. And, finally, execution to bring that passion and those new ideas to life. That is what we intend to offer in 2014. Please plan to join us on April 26 – 30 in Phoenix.


Terry Weiner, Abbott Rubber Company
NAHAD President


The NAHAD Annual Convention is open to members of NAHAD only. If you are not a member and wish to attend, please visit our Join page.