The National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors (NAW) has acquired Modern Distribution Management (MDM), a provider of educational offerings, news, in-depth research, advanced analytics and events in the distribution industry.
“This isn’t just an acquisition, it’s a declaration of NAW’s unwavering commitment to distributor success,” said Eric Hoplin, president and CEO of NAW. “The industry landscape is shifting, and NAW is committed to doing more than just keeping pace, we’re leading the charge. I’m thrilled to welcome the widely respected industry thought leader Tom Gale and the MDM team to NAW.”
NAW has positioned the acquisition as part of its goal to become the “preeminent resource, advocate and champion for distributors across the globe.”
“Joining NAW opens a vibrant new chapter for MDM,” said Tom Gale, MDM CEO. “Together, we’ll ensure the voice of distributors resonates louder than ever before, shaping a brighter future where distributors stand united, as a powerful force driving industry progress and success.”
Both NAW and MDM said they remain committed to MDM’s editorial independence in its daily publication, to ensure distributors continue to benefit from objective and insightful industry analysis alongside impactful research.
NAW represents the $8.2 trillion wholesale distribution industry. Founded in 1946, NAW comprises national, regional and state employers of all sizes, industry trade associations, partners and stakeholders spanning distribution sectors.
Modern Distribution Management was founded in 1967.