June 2019
Get Hyped on AHTD's LinkedIn
Your AHTD Promotions Committee is seeking new ways to promote our members to one another and to the business community in general. Our goal? Extend and highlight the value of AHTD outside of the semi-annual meetings and beyond our monthly newsletter.

The committee wants to promote our members on LinkedIn. AHTD has an active LinkedIn profile and we'd like you to be part of the action. Visit us at:

If you haven't already - please follow our page.

Speaking of LinkedIn, does your company have anything you’d like the committee to consider sharing on our profile? How about new products, company overview, new or expanded locations, new personnel, product line summary, company highlights, or a new puppy (everyone likes puppies)?

Send us your info and we'll pull it together for a post to AHTD's LinkedIn page. We'll need a few things:

  • Links or pictures
  • Companies to @include
  • #hashtags to add
  • Tell us a little about your news

Remember, you probably have a competitor or two as fellow AHTD members, so please keep this in mind when submitting your proposed post.

Keep us updated at: promotions@ahtd.org
AHTD Preps Next Generation of Industrial Automation Leaders

When Adam Jackson walked into the 2018 AHTD Spring Meeting, he noticed “a definite age gap between the majority of the room and me.” Jackson, 35, is the Regional Director of Sales in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska for Power/mation, an automation solutions provider.

During that first session, he did spot other people his age. After networking with them following the day’s events, he came to AHTD Executive Director Leigha Schatzman with an idea. “I wanted to put together a group of younger future leaders and executives in industrial automation so we could build up experiences and enjoy the same benefits our mentors have had as part of AHTD,” Jackson says.

Jackson created a proposal that included a mentor program and leadership and financial skills development. “The priorities of the program were split between developing a network of peers that we’re going to be in business with for the next 30 years and developing the skills necessary to continue the success our mentors have had,” he says.

With the support of the organization’s board of directors and executive committee, Jackson’s idea of creating the next generation of leadership has become reality as AHTD prepares to launch its Future Leaders Program (FLP) in fall 2019.  Read more.
AHTD Members Receive $10 Off ITR
Webinar, "The Coming Great Depression" July 18


The road to the Great Depression will be interesting in and of itself, with many opportunities and changes presenting themselves. Business leaders need to be planning now for those changes, as we all seek to maximize profit and enterprise value. This webinar will also include an
exclusive sneak peek at ITR Economics’ latest up-and-coming proprietary indicator! Click here to read more and get your AHTD promo code.
B&D Technologies Announces New Distribution Center in Florida
B&D Technologies announces our first distribution center (DC) in the state of Florida. The new DC is based in the city of Ocala, this addition is a continuation of B&D’s investment in localized inventory to service our customers in middle and central Florida. The DC will house a portion of the almost $7M of B&D’s total inventory consisting of bearings, power transmission products, variable frequency drives (VFDs), electric motors, and many other commonly used industrial products. Read more .
End-of-Arm Tooling from Piab
With many years of experience in metal handling across a variety of industries, including deep experience within the automotive industry, Piab understands your many complex design challenges. Heavy-duty materials, long reaches and multi-tasking are no match for purpose-built End-of- Arm Tooling. Read more.
IO-Link Smart Configurator from Carlo Gavazzzi
Carlo GavazziI is excited to announce the launch of a game-changing new product, the IO-Link Smart Configurator. It provides a means to configure any IO-Link sensor with a wireless device that, in essence, replaces the need to program via a USB IO-Link Master connected to a PC or via a network connected master device. All that is required is the IO-Link Smart Configurator.   Read more .
C&E Advanced Technologies Position Announcement
C&E Advanced Technologies is pleased to announce that Jeff Case accepted the position of Regional Sales Manager for Region 400, assuming regional sales management responsibilities previously performed by Chris Jordan. Read more.
New TPE and PVC Yellow Sheathed Cables
Leuze electronic expands its cable and connectivity solution offerings with the introduction of seventy-five new yellow sheathed TPE and PVC cables. These cables are perfect for heavy duty industrial and especially automotive related applications. Read more.
AccuTech USA Announces New Partnership
Accu Tech USA, the leader in automation and motion solutions in the United States, has signed a distribution agreement with TECHMAN ROBOT (TM ROBOT), the global leader in collaborative robot and vision technologies. Under the agreement, Accu Tech USA will provide the complete range of collaborative robots offered by TM ROBOT to its US customers. Read more.
ATLANTA Drive Systems: New Product
ATLANTA Drive Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce a new range of stainless steel washdown gearboxes, perfect for use in demanding applications in the Food & Beverage, Meat & Poultry, Marine, Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. They are ideal for applications that have direct contact with food products which require washdown under high pressure and are available with ATEX and IP69k protection. Read more.
Balluff BVS Industrial Cameras
Balluff’s GigE and USB3 industrial cameras, when used in conjunction with our SmartVision controller, guarantee tack sharp images and high-quality inspection results. These machine vision systems provide flexibility and ease of operation, while extending a manufacturer’s vision capabilities in terms of resolution, speed, interfaces, and flexibility. These solutions provide powerful visual quality control, identification, error proofing, traceability, and image processing. Read more.
Interlynx Systems Logo
7 Great Reasons AHTD ASPs Love Sales Leads From Interlynx 

• 29 Researched Fields 
• 99% Screening Accuracy 
• 75K+ Distributor Users 
• 3-Axis Lead Scoring 
• Full Report & Dashboard 
• Distributor CRM Integration
• Point, Click, Swipe Interface 

Whether you are a Manufacturer or Distributor, we have a solution!
If you are ready to:
               …execute better
                         …improve close rates
                                    …measure marketing ROI 
                                                …let us to show you how!
For details, click the Explainer Video(s) below:

To schedule a demo, contact us at sales@interlynxsystems.com
Workforce Development IS Economic Development

Five years ago, during a meeting with 10 CEOs at a manufacturing facility, we were discussing the talent shortage and its impact on the economy. One of the CEOs stated, “Talent is my pacing item. Talent, or more accurately the lack of talent, is determining how much product we deliver, how many shifts we employ, and how fast we grow. It is not capital expenditures, financing, transportation, or rules and regulations. It is people.” Read more.
Introducing: Offline Quoting for WPCRM

With the new offline quoting feature for WPCRM, sales reps can use WPCRM to create quotes and take orders on the go - even when they are without Internet access. WPCRM Quoting is fully integrated and can automatically convert the quote to an ERP order once back online. From simple stock item quotes and orders from the field - to detailed non stock quotes, WPCRM provides the capabilities to add efficiency to your quoting process.

Watch the video here to see how easy it is to use Offline Quoting for WPCRM.

For more information, contact us at sales@webpresented.com .
Having trouble integrating Platforms and ERPs? Then, CLORAS (Cloud Rapid Automation System) is exactly the solution. CLORAS simplifies all aspects of digital commerce integrations and helps you to sell smarter, better, and faster. The connector is designed to be platform agnostic with attractive features like automatic & manual synchronization, real-time data sync, advanced logging, etc.

Reach out to us to find out more about the Product. Contact us at marketing@dckap.com or call 1-877-872-3252.

IRCE 2019 at RetailX and Magento Imagine 2019, along with our recent events like AHTD and IDS2019 , show our efforts in helping Industrial Distributors move online. DCKAP is a full-service eCommerce agency that helps brands, manufacturers and distributors with building digital products and implementing enterprise eCommerce storefronts for Industrial Distributors.
LeadMethod 2019 Distributor Survey Results
We surveyed 12,000 industrial distributors and here is what we found:

·   70% of the distributors are currently using a CRM
·   82% of the distributors agree that connecting their CRM to their manufacturers’ systems would be of great benefit

To read more about the results of this survey  click here .
AHTD members get free access to the LeadMethod CRM Connector.  Get more details here .
Fall Meeting 2019
Registration opens in July!
Wednesday, October 9 - Saturday, October 12, 2019 
Marriott Orlando World Center, Orlando, FL
Schedule Discipline - A Key to Sales Success
By Troy Harrison

One of the most common topics I’m asked about when it comes to training is that nebulous subject called “time management.” “There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” yell salespeople and sales managers. The truth is that there are usually enough hours in the day to get done what needs to get done, and successful people tend to use those hours to accomplish what needs to be accomplished. Here’s how.
Please share your company milestones, news, and events with us by emailing promotions@ahtd.org to be in an upcoming newsletter. We'll publish one article per member company each month. Don't fret if you don't see your article right away. We publish articles in the order received.
Contact Leigha Schatzman, Executive Director at 262.696.3645 or email Leigha.Schatzman@ahtd.org .