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On Distribution Talk, we dive into the stories, struggles and solutions from interesting characters who have chosen to make a career in the distribution industry. My goal is to entertain, educate and inspire you through these brief conversations.  Thank you for visiting.  If you like what you hear, come visit us often. -Jason

Mar 3, 2021

“We’re always learning. Our customers are teaching us. They are tremendous professors.” -Patricia Bible

Throughout the pandemic, restaurants have received much of the press. But what about the suppliers behind the pizza joints, Thai carry-outs, and doughnut shops? How are the distributors fairing? Well, at least...


Feb 24, 2021

“Now you're able to offer your customers something that will financially protect them from what you know is a potential expense, but they view as a non-expense down the road.” -Rich Danchisin

If you’ve listened to the podcast for a while, you know that distributors who can teach a contractor how to make more money...


Feb 17, 2021

"It's very hard to get them to go along with it, to try the new idea, the new way of doing it. Now, once they try it, generally, they'll say, gosh, this is good!" -Gordon Graham

After years of using Gordon Graham’s methodology to power The Distribution Team, Jason finally sits down for a one-on-one with the man who...


Feb 10, 2021

“I think there's plenty of conversations that can be had with competitors that are valuable and are productive - just not pricing.” -John Kelly

Oh, the allure of those big government contracts! Not so fast… John Kelly, Chief Corporate Officer of Jo-Kell, a shipboard electrical and industrial automation specialist,...


Feb 3, 2021

“We try to live by the golden rule, not only in every day dealing with customers and vendors, but also in our acquisition processes.” -Mark Patton

Want to know the secret to talent development, mergers and acquisitions, or working with private equity partners? It’s not classified information; it’s culture. In...