5 With ID: Eric Hoplin on NAW's Approach to Pandemic-Era Distribution Challenges

The new CEO of the NAW tackles current business conditions - and opportunities - for distributors.

As of the end of 2020, the number of people working in the wholesale distribution industry was 5.641 million, and representing many of these companies in Washington is the National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors.

As President and CEO of NAW, Eric Hoplin and his team represent nearly 30,000 companies that account for one-third of the American economy, by supplying businesses with the products they need to serve their customers in nearly every sector of commerce. Hoplin also serves as President of the NAW Institute for Distribution Excellence, President of the NAW Service Corporation and Treasurer of the NAW Political Action Committee.

Joining us for this week's 5 Minutes video, Hoplin discusses the challenges of joining NAW during a highly disrupted year for industry, as well as how the organization is helping its members survive and thrive.

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