Delivering for Best-in-Class Wholesaler-Distributors

April 30-May 1, 2019 at the Hilton O’Hare in Chicago

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We are currently in the process of finalizing our 2019 program. Please check back for updates. Please contact Tara Mostatab at if you have any questions.

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

This by invitation roundtable is composed of executives from large companies that meet in Chicago two times per year and is highly interactive. The annual fee is $1,500 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 a senior level alternate who can take the place of the finance 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 $100M to $1B in annual revenue
The NAW Large Company Roundtable is the only opportunity that provides networking and benchmarking exclusively with other top executives of non competing, like-sized Wholesale-Distribution companies.

NAW Large Company CFO Roundtable Agenda

Day 1 - April 30, 2019

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Opening Session & Discussion

Freight Cost Recovery: Lessons From The Pros and Your Peers  

As many of you know, profitability depends on efficient inventory management and order fulfillment operations. Transportation costs can effect these key elements. In many cases, freight costs can eat into margins that are already being squeezed by general market forces. At this joint session, you’ll learn how your peers are pursuing freight cost recovery. You’ll also hear best practices on freight cost recovery from an industry expert

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Reception – Drinks & Dialogue

Come prepared to meet and mingle with your fellow participants from the largest firms in the industry.

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Large Company Executive Dinner

Make sure to reserve your seat for the most exclusive executive supper club in Chicago this evening! This dinner is your opportunity to pick the brains of the senior executives for the top wholesale distribution companies in the industry.

Day 2 - May 1, 2019

7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Opening Session & Discussion

How to Win the War for Talent: Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Talent in a Tight Labor Market

In today’s tight labor market, it is difficult to recruit and retain top talent.  Strong companies are looking at different strategies outside of just offering competitive salaries. Some companies are offering flextime and summer Fridays to help attract and retain millennial employees. Providing opportunities for career development is also a great strategy to recruit top talent. Other strong companies offer great medical insurance, or 401K plans help retain top talent. At this session, you’ll hear from leading experts who will give you “out of the box” ideas on how to win the war for talent.

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

9:45 AM – 11:00 AM
General Session & Discussion

11:00 AM – 12:00 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.

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Joint Lunch & Networking Discussion with Operations Roundtable

This is the “halftime” period where you meet up with all of the Large Company senior executives at this week’s Roundtable to compare ideas and benchmark across disciplines. Both the CFO and Operations executives will attend this joint lunch.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Closing Session & Discussion

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Set Agenda for Next Meeting Scheduled for November 5-6, 2019

2:30 PM

NAW Large Company CFO Roundtable Members

  • Benco Dental Co
  • Blevins, Inc.
  • Building Material Distributors
  • Climatic Corp (The)
  • Cope Plastics Inc
  • Distribution Management
  • First Supply LLC
  • Gustave A Larson Co
  • Highline Aftermarket
  • H I S C O
  • Hirsch Pipe & Supply Co
  • I S C O Industries
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • Kimball Midwest
  • L & R Distributors Inc
  • Lawson Products Inc
  • P A C E Inc
  • Palmer Donavin Mfg Co (The)
  • Parksite Inc
  • Piedmont Plastics Inc
  • Polymershapes
  • R J Schinner Co Inc
  • Roberts Oxygen Co
  • Tri West Ltd
  • U S Lumber Group
  • Womack Machine Supply Co

The following wholesale distribution companies participated in the Fall 2018 Large Company CFO Roundtable:

  • Allied Wire & Cable
  • Benco Dental Co
  • Electric Supply Inc
  • First Supply LLC
  • H I S C O
  • Highline Aftermarket
  • I P S Packaging
  • I S C O Industries LLC
  • Kennicott Brothers
  • Kimball Midwest
  • National Tube Supply Co
  • Omni Cable Corporation
  • P A C E Inc
  • Palmer Donavin Mfg Co
  • Plumbing Distributors Inc
  • Polymershapes
  • Roberts Oxygen Co Inc
  • R J Schinner Co Inc
  • Winzer Corp
  • Womack Machine Supply Co

The following wholesale distribution companies have attended previous Large Company CFO Roundtables:

  • Benco Dental
  • Blevins
  • BMD, Inc
  • Boelter Companies
  • Cope Plastics
  • Curbell Plastics
  • Distribution Management Inc
  • Dominion Electric Supply
  • First Supply
  • Gustave A Larson Co.
  • Highline Aftermarket
  • Hirsch Pipe & Supply
  • H I S C O
  • Horner Xpress
  • Hub Construction Specialties
  • I S C O Industries, LLC
  • L&R Distributors
  • Laird Plastics
  • Lancaster/The Merit Distribution
  • Lawson Products
  • Lipsey’s, LLC
  • Martin Inc
  • nexAir
  • NMC Inc
  • Omni Cable
  • P A C E, Inc.
  • Pacesetter
  • Palmer Donavin Mfg Co., (The)
  • Pacific Seafood Group
  • Parksite Inc
  • Piedmont Plastics
  • Reeb Millwork
  • RJ Schinner
  • Roberts Oxygen Co Inc
  • Summit Electric Supply
  • T&A Supply Company
  • Tri West, Ltd.
  • United Pipe & Steel
  • US Lumber Group
  • Womack Machine Supply Co

Meeting Location:
Chicago Hilton O’Hare
10000 W O’Hare Ave.               Hotel Accommodations
Chicago, IL 60666
(773) 686-8000

Hilton Central Reservations – 877 865 5322