It's hard to believe we're already a quarter through 2017. For ID, Q1 ended with strong traffic from my recent interviews with Grainger CEO D.G. Macpherson and Fastenal CFO Holden Lewis, as well as news that Wolseley will soon officially rebrand as Ferguson.
Here's this week's Top 5
Grainger CEO Details Changes To Salesforce Strategy, Pricing: See what Grainger CEO D.G. Macpherson told me and a group of other trade publication editors about the company's recent salesforce reconfiguration, and a shift in its pricing strategy that it plans to have set by this time next year.
Wolseley Rebranding As Ferguson, Names New U.S. CEO: Effective July 31, Wolseley will officially be known as Ferguson. The company said the rebranding will better reflect its business, as 84 percent of its profits are in the U.S.
ID Exclusive - Fastenal CFO Discusses Sales Growth, Branches & PODs: I recently had a 1-on-1 interivew with Fastenal CFO Holden Lewis, where we discussed the company's recent strong sales growth, branch strategy and new P.O.D.s offering. See what he had to say about those topics.
ID Q&A - How Will Amazon's Air Hub Impact Supply Chain Markets?: Check out my interview with Roei Ganzarski — CEO of supply chain software optimization provider BoldIQ, and former Boeing executive — about the supply chain ramifications of Amazon's recently-announced Air Hub at the northern Kentucky airport.
BlackHawk Industrial Announces New CFO: Karl Scott takes over financial responsibilities for BlackHawk — No. 28 on ID's Big 50 List — bringing more than 21 years of experience in strategic planning, acquisitions and organizational restructuring with him.