University of Innovative Distribution

fdsafdsa.pngSince 1994, the University of Innovative Distribution (UID) has provided education focused on the needs of wholesale distribution professionals and companies. With its concentrated three-day format, UID has helped increase the effectiveness of hundreds of NAFCD member employees.

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Registration is now open for the NBMDA 2020 UID, March 8-11m 2020 in Indianapolis, IN. Download this brochure for more information on the 2020 program!

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Who Should Attend UID?


UID is designed for all personnel working in the wholesale distribution channel, including:

  • Distributors
    • All manager-level personnel: sales, marketing, branch, operations, purchasing, inventory and human resources
    • Emerging company leaders
    • CEOs and other executive team members
  • Manufacturers
    • Personnel working with national distribution channels
  • Anyone looking to improve personnel performance and/or the company's bottom line!

"I personally would recommend it to any company that wants their management team to experience ideas from companies that vary from their own."

-- Kevin Huth,employee at Amerhart, NBMDA member 

"Strong value in being able to step back and leverage the wisdom of others through practical and proven insight."

-- Steve Hollinshead, Director-Sales & Marketing, Aetna Plywood

Students can apply UID coursework toward earning the Professional Certificate in Industrial Distribution awarded by Purdue University.

Class of 2019

Mr. Andrew J Ardo
Allegheny Plywood Company

Mr. Jordan A Blankenship
Hood Distribution

Sarah Borkenhagen
Acuity Insurance

Mr. Matthew J Burdo
Web-Don, Inc.

Mr. John Chlebek
Aetna Plywood, Inc.

Mr. Keith Clark
Industrial Finishes & Systems

Mr. Peter Correia
Atlantic Plywood Corporation
Mr. Michael Duncan 
Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc.

Mr. Jim R Ellis
Bennett Supply Co.

Mrs. Aimee Falls
Kessebohmer USA

Mr. Jarred Graves
Hood Distribution/Hood Industries

Andrea Hallett
Atlantic Plywood Corporation

Mr. Jeff Henderson
Industrial Finishes & Systems, Inc.

Ann King
Mr. Scott Lipp 
Aetna Plywood, Inc.
Ms. Azinga Ming 
Atlantic Plywood Corporation
Mr. Shawn Montague
Lumbermen's, Inc.

Ms. Daira Morales
Atlantic Plywood Corporation

Mr. Steve Petersen
Lumbermen's, Inc.

Mr. Aaron Stamm
Acuity Insurance

Nadine R Wilkinson Sr.
Wood Inc.

Mr. Ray Zulfer
Aetna Plywood, Inc.