Get Involved

NAHAD is about community. A community of industry leaders dedicated to
 working together for growth and success through unique networking opportunities.

The strength of an association rests with the volunteers who donate their time and expertise to help lead. NAHAD has multiple opportunities for members to get involved, whether you are interested in joining a committee or task force or volunteering to serve on the board of directors.

Volunteer on a Committee

During NAHAD’s Annual Convention last month, leadership unveiled a completely redesigned committee structure for NAHAD. The goal in doing so was to accomplish four key elements: create value, engage membership, offer opportunities for future leadership, and address industry needs. As a result, we are pleased to report that five new committees have been formed: Hose Safety Institute, Education, Membership, Industry Insights, and Technology – all designed to accomplish these key objectives and move the association forward.

Why does this matter to you? Because NOW is the time for you to get involved. Do you have a passion for technology and automation? Then brings your talents to the Technology Committee. Do you believe strongly in advocating for industry best assembly practices? Then the Hose Safety Institute Committee is your home. Regardless of your interests or level of expertise in the industry, NAHAD has a committee for you.

Please take a moment to learn about each committee’s new vision and objectives. Then complete the form below, selecting which committee you feel best suits you. Later this summer, you’ll be contacted regarding the next steps.

Prepare to truly make a difference as a NAHAD committee member.

Strategic Objectives

The NAHAD Membership Committee processes applications for membership in the association to add members that commit to compliance with the NAHAD Code of Business Conduct, promoting high professional business and product standards and ethical conduct in dealing with customers, suppliers, and competitors.

Committee Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Develop and refine qualified membership prospects; monitor annual retention rates and implement strategies to increase retention and engagement
  • Develop and conduct membership recruitment campaigns to grow membership
  • Review and act upon all applications within the specified schedule
  • Recommend and implement necessary changes to membership standards, dues, criteria, and practices
  • Review member benefits and services in conjunction with the Programs Committee through direct contacts, surveys, and engagement tactics
  • Monitor NAHAD’s inbound/outbound membership marketing strategy

Strategic Objectives

  • Review content associated with NAHAD Academy ensuring relevancy to the industry and member companies; create a list of highlighted courses to promote the use of this NAHAD benefit
  • Review and recommend a licensing proposal for NAHAD online content to members who have a Learning Management System
  • In conjunction with the HSI Committee, offer insights related to industry-specific content development for NAHAD Academy
  • Identify content for NAHAD podcasts, webinars, and other educational opportunities
  • Review and recommend NAHAD Value Partners and services to support member needs

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Oversee NAHAD Academy
    • Vet and review general education content
    • Help promote the adoption of NAHAD Academy
  • Plan annual Technical Webinar series (min of 4)
  • Provide topics and identify subject matter experts for the NAHAD podcast series
  • Define tools and content to highlight (publications, one-sheets, short videos) that will promote hose safety/application, covering each hose type
  • Primary responsibility for site selection and program planning for Regional Training

Strategic Objectives                                         

  • Provides a forum for discussion between distribution, manufacturing, and end-users.
  • Determines Industry Best Practices and Guidelines offering members a roadmap for consistent, reliable, and safe hose fabrication.
  • Develops educational content and programs to promote success within the industry which includes the adoption and integration of NAHAD best practices and guidelines into practice.

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the HSI Membership program
    • Vet new HSI member applications
    • Develop resources for HSI members use
    • Develop end-user content
  • Periodic review (every 3 years) of HSI Handbook and Fabrication course content
  • Develop concept and content for courses/programs related to fabrication and/or hose safety
  • Initiate the development of White Papers covering topics relevant to the industry
  • Provide subject matter experts to serve on the Hose Assembly Group

Strategic Objectives

  • Facilitate the development and dissemination of knowledge-based solutions for the hose industry
  • Collect, curate, and share information about the industry, business practices, and economic and political conditions that will directly impact our businesses.
  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of information that enhances the management of enterprises in the hose industry
  • Share insights about the future of the hose industry
  • Create discussion boards, start discussion chains, monitor conversations

Committee Responsibilities:

  • Provide an Industry Insights update for each edition of NAHAD News and/or additional publications specific to developments affecting the industry
  • Suggest topics and/or speakers for webinars, podcasts, or presentations on
    • Best in class business practices
    • EPA and European Union updates   
  • Extend the reach of NAHAD to other associations representing industries such as
    • Oil and Gas
    • Food and Health Industry
    • Transportation (air, sea, ground)
  • Recommend a structure for NAHAD member discussion boards
    • Actively participate in this program through the initiation of new topics
    • Review discussion chains

Strategic Objectives

  • Monitors and informs membership on
    • Technological tools & services
    • The digital landscape & cloud-based solutions
  • Review and provide reports on products and services designed to streamline business processes and ensure greater profitability

Committee Responsibilities

  • Sponsor at least one breakout session at each NAHAD convention with technology thought leaders associated with industrial distribution.
  • Contribute to NAHAD News with an article or update highlighting new technology-related products, industry trends, and resource sites
  • Promote dialogue between distributors and manufacturers around tech and driving value through tech. What do they need distribution to do to continue to add value and vice versa in the new distribution paradigm
  • Bring the B2B technology space to our industry by researching and vetting tech companies to become members of NAHAD

Board of Directors

Give back to the industry by volunteering to serve on NAHAD’s Board of Directors. Each year, three candidates (two distributors and one manufacturer) are selected based on the following criteria:

  • 1) hose and connectors is a core product line for the company
  • 2) proven dedication to NAHAD through service on committees, number of conventions attended, etc.;
  • 3) holding a senior management position at the NAHAD member company in good standing.

Want to nominate yourself or a colleague? Complete NAHAD’s Nomination form and provide the information necessary to highlight why this individual is right for the NAHAD Board of Directors. Board members are traditionally selected by November of each calendar year and begin their three year term during NAHAD’s Annual Convention, traditionally held in April or May of each year.

With questions of board terms or service, please contact NAHAD Executive Vice President Molly Alton Mullins at

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NAHAD Emerging Leaders

NAHAD is committed to supporting and nurturing our industry’s emerging leaders, like you! If you are a NAHAD member, age 40 or under, this is the place for you!

You don’t need to be an executive with your company. ­Any up­and­comer, future leader, young professional, etc. interested in connecting with like­minded professionals will benefit by participation in the events and activities offered each year.

NAHAD Social Cause

Let’s bring an end to the water crisis!

Why charity:water? It’s a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. charity: water funds sustainable water projects in areas of greatest need and works with local partners to implement them.

The members of NAHAD banded together in the fight to provide clean, safe drinking water to people in need all around the world. Together we’ve raised over $33,000 but we can still do more. For those who have yet to contribute, it’s not too late. ­ Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and help bring an end to the water crisis. NAHAD members are encouraged to donate because 100 percent of public donations are sent straight to the field.

George Carver Awards

George Wilson Carver, a founding father and third president of NAHAD, served the association, and the industry, with dedication, grace and distinction.

NAHAD is proud to honor George’s memory, his spirit and his quiet, firm commitment to team work and excellence through the George W. Carver Outstanding Commitment to Industry Excellence Award, presented annually to a deserving current or former NAHAD member.

Become a NAHAD Community Leader

NAHAD depends on its volunteer members and elected leaders to ensure the
association’s success, and the success of our members. To apply to serve as a
committee volunteer or as a member of the Board of Directors, please submit a
completed Nomination Form or contact Molly Mullins, NAHAD Executive Vice President.

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