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Dr. William R. McCleave, Jr. P.E.

Bill McCleave is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer and president of W. R. McCleave & Associates, a consulting firm specializing in relationship management for industrial distributors, manufacturers and their customers. He is also a leading expert on Integrated Supply. He has over 30 years of industry experience in executive managerial roles and has served as an advisor and trainer to a wide variety of distributor and industrial clients.

As a former senior manager of a regional distribution company, past president of AHTD, and a 5-year faculty member of Texas A&M’s Industrial Distribution Program, Bill brings a unique perspective to supply channel practices and distribution education. He received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University in mechanical engineering. While pursuing his masters and doctorate in industrial engineering at Texas A&M University, Bill served as Assistant Professor - Industrial Distribution. His teaching specialties included Purchasing & Materials Management, Manufacturer/Distributor Relationships, Integrated Supply.

Bill’s clients represent a broad range of supply chain roles as manufacturers, distributors, end-user customers, trade associations, and consortiums in such industries as:

  • Electrical
  • Belting and Belt Cleaning
  • Pipe Valve & Fitting
  • Bearings
  • General Line Industrial
  • Power Transmission
  • Machine Tools
  • Fluid Power
  • High Technology Controls/Computers
  • Health Care
  • Fasteners
  • Building Products
  • Plumbing
  • Kitchen and Bath
  • Sanitary Processing
  • Paint & Body Supplies

Recent projects have included:

  • Facilitation of numerous executive planning sessions focused on revising business strategy and re-energizing company performance
  • Primary research and commentary on The Changing Role of Small Industrial Distributors for the Industrial Distribution Association
  • Integrated Supply Training For Over 400 Industrial Distribution Companies
  • Presentations Of "A Strategic Agenda For Distributors In The New Century" To More Than 15 Associations
  • Collaboration with research and development team for proposed training and curriculum assessment for the NAHAD Institute
  • Development Of Sales Manager Performance Survey And Articles For Progressive MRO Distributor
  • Co-authorship of distributor educational guide entitled Creating Your Value Proposition
  • Current Teaching Faculty: University of Industrial Distribution (at the University of Alabama Birmingham)
 

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Please contact WR McCleave & Associates at 704-232-6858 or email us via: bmccleave@aol.com

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