The 2004 Eaton Distributor Meeting was
celebrated from last September 27 to the 29 at the Gaylord Opryland
Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. Industrial Global Sales showed up
for the meeting together with a complete team of its international
distributors and representatives, who traveled to Nashville from all
over the world.
It was an excellent opportunity for
all participants to learn about all the new products and programs
from Eaton Hydraulics. Some of the IGS distributors who attended the
show were Boston and/or Weatherhead Distributors back in the Dana
days, so for IGS and its invitees, it was the perfect opportunity to
find out more about Eaton, as well as to participate in Boston,
Weatherhead and Everflex product specific workshops. Meeting
highlights included, among others: a keynote address from Eatonís
CEO, Sandy Cutler, who gave an overview of Eaton operations and
finances, along with addressing the vital role of Distributors in
Eatonís global operations. Also, a hilarious presentation by
renowned speaker Frank Miles left powerful messages in the audience
and 81 workshops to choose from accompanied by a complete tradeshow
provided value information to all attendees.
Last, but not least important, was
the dinner celebration offered by Industrial Global Sales to its
customers during the event. It was a wonderful evening with lots of
opportunities for all of us to interact, not only with distributors
from other countries, but also with key executives from Eaton, who
kindly joined us that night.
Eaton acknowledged the interest and
efforts of our international distributors who took the time out of
their busy schedules to attend the EDM by agreeing to provide free
tuition for future training in Boston or Weatherhead products at
their Maumee, OH facility. Eaton will even pay for lodging costs for
the first five companies to sign up for these training sessions.
Once the event was over, some of our
customers accepted our invitation to visit us in Sunrise, where they
had the opportunity to meet some of the special people that work in
HSC and IGS, while at the same time learning about our operations.
Visits were also organized to the Aero Hardware operations in Miami,
along with Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano retail stores. Needless
to say, everybody was impressed by our facilities and processes, and
went back home excited to know they are working with an organization