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MDM Webcast: 2023 Annual Distribution Industry Outlook
Benchmark your sales and growth expectations for 2023 with MDM’s annual industry forecast, review of macroeconomic and distribution-specific trends, and the latest exclusive Baird-MDM MarketPulse survey insights. Join Baird Senior Research Analyst David Manthey, NetSuite VP Ranga Bodla and MDM CEO Tom Gale for the data and insights on how to best navigate the conflicting market signals shaping 2023.


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David Manthey
CFA, Senior Research Analyst @Robert W. Baird & Co.
David Manthey is Baird’s Senior Research Analyst covering Industrial Distribution & Environmental Services. He joined Baird in 1995 and has covered the Industrial Distribution industry since 2000. Prior to Baird, he was with Strong Capital Management. In the 2019 StarMine Analyst Awards by Refinitiv, he was recognized as the No. 2 earnings estimator in Trading Companies & Distributors. He has been recognized by Thompson Reuters (formerly StarMine) for stock picking and/or earnings estimation in the Trading Companies & Distributors category 11 times since 2005. He was also recognized as the No. 3 stock picker in the Business and Industrial Services industry in the Wall Street Journal’s 2011 “Best on the Street” survey. David earned a BS from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Indiana University.
Ranga Bodla
VP, Field Engagement and Marketing @Oracle NetSuite
Ranga Bodla has over 20 years of combined product management and marketing experience in the software technology industry. As the VP of Field and Industry GTM for Oracle NetSuite, Ranga Bodla is chartered with driving the overall strategy and go-to-market for success across all of NetSuite’s industries including Wholesale Distribution, Manufacturing, Retail Software, Services, Non-Profit, Advertising, Media and Publishing.
Tom Gale
CEO @Modern Distribution Management
Tom Gale is CEO of Modern Distribution Management, a market research and media company that provides market intelligence resources to wholesale distribution executives and industrial product marketers. Since 1967, MDM has helped leaders build better businesses as the definitive resource for distribution management best practices, benchmarking, trend analysis and market intelligence through its research, market analytics, reports and conferences.