August 29, 2007

IDEA Webinar Reminder: Don’t Miss Enabling Profitable Growth with Enterprise Technology on April 5th

Date: April 5, 2007

Time: 2:00-3:30PM

Speakers: David Wascom, CIO and VP of IT for Summit Electric Supply; Paul Pretko, Industry Principal for SAP America’s Wholesale Distribution division

Space is limited so REGISTER NOW!

The consolidation trend within the electrical distribution industry is continuing. Many distributors are moving from disruptive to profitable acquisitive growth by utilizing enterprise technology. This IT strategy allows distributors to quickly and efficiently increase revenues after expanding into new geographic areas and/or broadening their product offerings. Learn about how Summit Electric Supply is leveraging SAP to meet their challenges in a consolidating industry.

Summit Electric Supply is a major electrical distributor based in Albuquerque, NM. It operates 20 Service Centers in the U.S. and a Global Export Division. Summit specializes in providing equipment, service and technical support to a wide range of companies and organizations, including residential, commercial and industrial electrical contractors, government, institutions, health care, petrochemical, mining and other organizations that use the material to maintain, repair or operate their facilities.

SAP for Wholesale Distribution addresses the needs of both midsize and large wholesale distribution businesses in a wide range of segments, including food service and grocery, industrial, medical, and healthcare. This solution set supports the core components of your business, with applications for planning, procurement, warehouse management, sales order management and business analytics.

Speaker Profiles:

David Wascom is the CIO and Vice President of IT for Summit Electric Supply. Earlier this year, he accepted the role of CIO and VP of IT. He has a Bachelors and a Masters of Business Administration degree (Economics) from Louisiana Tech University, as well as a Master of Science degree (Economics) from Louisiana State University.

Paul Pretko serves as an Industry Principal for SAP America’s Wholesale Distribution division. He is responsible for direct sales support, pipeline growth, field enablement, and thought leadership in the wholesale distribution industry. He coordinates industry, solution, and marketing resources to support effective business development and sales cycle execution. Paul has completed his Masters work in Advanced Information Technologies at Villa Julie College and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola College.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.3.9 (Panther®) or newer

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