Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors

Virtual Roundtable on June 3,  9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Eastern Time

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We are currently in the process of finalizing our Spring 2020 program. Please check back for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at if you have any questions.

The NAW Billion Dollar Company Chief Information Officer Roundtable for direct members was created as a new mechanism for the CIO’s of large distribution enterprises to network with non-competing peers in multiple lines of trade on key IT issues.

Similar to other billion dollar roundtables NAW has created for the CLO, CFO, Operations, and CHRO, this by invitation only roundtable is composed of executives from billion dollar companies that meet in Chicago two times per year. This highly interactive group consists of the SENIOR-MOST IT executives. The annual fee is $1,800 per member, which covers meeting costs for two events in a twelve month cycle. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their hotel and travel. Once the annual fee is paid, there are no additional fees to attend the meetings, which will last one day beginning with a reception and dinner the evening before.

The participating companies can also name an alternate who can take the place of the enrolled Executive, should that person be unable to attend the scheduled meeting.

If you would like to learn more please contact Tara Mostatab at 202.263.4080 or

Eligibility: Companies with $1B+ in annual revenue.
The NAW Billion Dollar Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.

NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable Preliminary Agenda

June 3, 2020

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

9:10 AM – 9:50 AM

NAW Government Relations Update

Jade West
Chief Government Relations Officer, NAW

For over 20 years, Jade West was a staple in the U.S. Senate. For the past 10 years, Jade has helped educate lawmakers on how certain legislative policies could impact true economic engines such as wholesaler-distributors. From stopping the repeal of LIFO, to tax and labor initiatives, Jade has been out front and leading the charge on Capitol Hill to benefit the entire $6.01 trillion industry that is wholesale distribution.

9:50 AM – 10:00 AM

10:00 AM – 10:40 AM
General Session & Discussion

Demand Management for IT

Doug Baden, Vice President of Information Technology, Wurth Industry


 Doug Baden is responsible for Information Technology strategy, direction, business engagement, and execution for 13 operating companies, primarily within North America.

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM


10:50 AM – 11:30 AM 

General Session & Discussion

What’s Happening in the Race to 5G

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Open Discussion
This session is set aside for you to raise any issue you would like and have the group provide their thoughts. This is an open forum to further discuss any item on the agenda or to bring up topics that are not on the agenda. Make sure to take notes during this session, you may find a perfect topic to suggest for the next NAW Roundtable which will held on December 1-2 at the Hilton O’Hare.

12:30 PM

The following wholesale distribution companies are registered for the Spring 2020 Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable:

  • Benco Dental
  • Brenntag North America
  • Dot Foods
  • Graybar Electric Co Inc
  • MSC Industrial Supply
  • Medline Industries
  • SRS Distribution
  • Uline
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • Winsupply
  • Wurth Industry of North America

NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtable Members

  • ABC Supply
  • ADS
  • Border States Electric
  • Brenntag North America
  • Bunzl Distribution USA
  • Do It Best Corp
  • Dot Foods Inc
  • Essendant
  • Graybar
  • Johnstone Supply
  • Medline Industries
  • MSC Industrial
  • SRS Distribution
  • Scansource
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Uline
  • Wilbur-Ellis
  • Winsupply
  • Wurth Industry of North America

The following wholesale distribution companies have participated in previous NAW Billion Dollar CIO Roundtables:

  • ABB Optical Group
  • ABC Supply Co Inc.
  • ADI Global
  • Airgas Inc
  • Allied Building Products
  • AmerisourceBergen
  • Animal Supply
  • Avnet
  • Ben E. Keith
  • Boise Cascade
  • Border States Electric Supply
  • Brenntag
  • Bunzl Distribution USA Inc
  • Core Mark International Inc
  • Do It Best Corp
  • Essendant
  • Ferguson
  • Gordon Food Service
  • Graybar Electric Co Inc
  • Hajoca Corporation
  • Johnstone Supply
  • M Holland
  • MSC Industrial Supply Co.
  • Network Services Co
  • Patterson Companies
  • Pool Corp.
  • Rexel
  • SRS Distribution
  • Scansource Inc
  • Uline
  • Veritiv
  • WinSupply, Inc.

This meeting is now being held virtually. Please click on the “register today” button above if you are interested in attending. Once you are registered, a meeting invite will be emailed to you.

Please contact Tara Mostatab at or 770 713 0322 if you have any questions.