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Education & Events


 June 2017 
August 8-10, 2017

Sales Professionals Training Camp - SOLD OUT

Don Buttrey - Coach & Trainer

Dayton, OH

September 21-24, 2017

NAHAD Board of Directors Meeting

JW Marriott Marco Island

Marco Island, Florida

October 31 - November 2, 2017

Sales Professionals Training Camp

Don Buttrey - Coach & Trainer

Dayton, OH



The Industrial Careers Pathway (ICP) links students to career paths in industrial distribution through partnerships with local educators and employers. NAHAD is an Alliance Partner of ICP, giving all members access to the tools and training they provide, including:

Talent Tipsheet - Timely articles and insights delivered every other Wednesday with ideas on how you can recruit, train and incorporate Gen Y employees into your workforce.  

Elements of Industrial Distribution - Online training courses that are ideal for orienting new staff, preparing interns, transitioning employees into new positions or broadening the understanding of employees in niche roles. Best of all, these courses are offered at a discount to NAHAD members!

Job Board - NAHAD members save $50 each time they post a job on the ICP Job Board. Use this industry-targeted online tool to find your next best employee. Contact Amy Luckado, aluckado@nahad.org for your discount code.

Become an ICP Ambassador- A key component of the ICP initiative happens in the communities where distributors live, do business and have an economic impact. It is there, at the local level, that distributors need to find those early-career distribution professionals. It is there, at the local level, that employees and potential employees need training and education options, information and access to distributors. 

ICP AMBASSADORS become the face and voice of industrial distribution and the distribution channel in their community. The project you undertake will reflect your interest and ideas about what is needed in your region, the time you have available and your schedule. ICP works with each AMBASSADOR to develop an individual action plan.  

Latest ICP News

Industrial Distribution Trade Association Members Present to Business School Students

Alliance Partners of Industrial Careers Pathway® (ICP) met recently in Denver, Colo., to plan for the future and talk with students from the University of Colorado Denver Business School about the incredibly rewarding careers in industrial distribution.

Presenting to the students were:

  • Terry Knight, retired, SKF USA Inc., PTDA Foundation
  • Curtis Sprague, Branham Corporation-Mt. Empire Rubber Co., NAHAD—The Association for Hose & Accessories Distribution
  • Bill Squires, SMC Electric, National Association of Electrical Distributors Education & Research Foundation
  • Tribby Warfield, Kaman Industrial Technologies Corporation, PTDA Foundation
  • Jay Wilson, Plumbing Distributors, Inc., American Supply Association.

Together, these five industry-leading executives talked about their careers and success in the distribution sector and encouraged about 30 students to seek careers in the field. Students asked provocative questions about energy efficiency, bottom line profit management, flexibility of movement within the industry and variety of job opportunities. The presenters, along with other Alliance Partner representatives, were in Denver for the ICP Steering Committee meeting where they discussed ICP’s progress in meeting its goal of creating awareness of industrial distribution among 16–24 year olds.


For more information about Industrial Careers Pathway, please visit: www.industrialcareerspathway.org  or contact Amy Luckado, NAHAD Membership Director, at aluckado@nahad.org