The National Association of Wholesaler Distributors (NAW) is thrilled to announce the strategic acquisition of Modern Distribution Management (MDM), the preeminent source of data, insights, and thought leadership in the distribution industry. This landmark transaction represents a transformative moment for our members and the entire distribution landscape. 

This is more than a partnership; it’s a groundbreaking union unlocking unprecedented value for NAW members and MDM subscribers. 

  • Research: Our combined forces open access to MDM’s renowned research, providing the most accurate and insightful data to fuel your strategies and stay ahead of the curve. 
  • Analytics: Informed decision-making becomes your superpower. This acquisition unlocks robust data resources and market intelligence, empowering you to navigate the marketplace with unparalleled clarity and confidence. 
  • Education: Knowledge is power, and this acquisition grants access to unparalleled learning opportunities for you and your team. Dive into MDM’s insightful content on a daily basis, equipping yourselves with data-driven insights and cutting-edge expertise. 
  • Collaboration: MDM offers a series of events each year, which are focused on different topics and aimed at an audience that is deeper in your organization than traditional NAW events. These peer-to-peer networks, events, and joint initiatives unlock collective innovation and best practices, propelling the industry forward. 
  • Advocacy: Through the unification of NAW and MDM, distributors gain a single, more powerful voice on the national stage. This united front amplifies your needs and concerns, influencing policies that empower your businesses and shape the future of the industry. 

For decades, MDM has empowered distributors through cutting-edge insights and resources. By acquiring MDM, we gain not only their remarkable content library but also Tom Gale’s visionary leadership. I’m thrilled to welcome Tom and the MDM team to NAW, and together, we’ll push the boundaries of industry insights and collaboration, ensuring NAW members are equipped with the most innovative content to navigate the future with confidence. 

In the coming weeks, we’ll share more details about this exciting collaboration and its impact on your membership benefits. For now, join us in celebrating this transformative moment. NAW’s unwavering dedication to you, coupled with MDM’s exceptional expertise, positions us to write a new chapter of success, amplifying your voice, powering your growth, and future-proofing your success in the years to come. 


Eric Hoplin 
NAW President & CEO