The 2022 AD Gypsum Supply Fall Meeting drives member growth through networking and collaboration
New Orleans – AD Gypsum Supply welcomed 120+ attendees to the 2022 AD Gypsum Supply Fall Meeting from November 2-5 in New Orleans. At the meeting, divisional leaders motivated attendees to reflect on this year’s meeting theme – “What’s Next” – to take advantage of opportunities for professional and personal growth.
Clay Geary, Chairman of the AD Gypsum Supply Divisional Board, shared his thoughts on the meeting, “I was proud to address and welcome members during the fall business meeting to my hometown of New Orleans. There was a level of excitement and gratitude for the member companies to come together to discuss the remainder of 2022 and beyond.”
During the member business meeting, Dan Maroni, President of the AD Building Materials Business Unit and Gypsum Supply Division, updated members on divisional growth and provided forecasts for the remainder of the year.
- AD total member sales are up 23% from the prior calendar year.
- The Gypsum Supply Division is up 40% in rebates versus the prior year.
“The fall meeting provides the platform to share our current forecast with members as we near the close of the year, and I was pleased to announce such a strong financial update,” Maroni said. “The fall member networking format helped to stimulate compelling dialogue for members to discuss the industry, and in turn make well-informed decisions for their business. I am proud of the Gypsum Supply member community and look forward to continuing to implement ways to add value together.”
Networking strengthens relationships between members
The meeting agenda emphasized both formal and informal networking opportunities. Formal best practice groups brought non-competing members together to discuss shared challenges and talk about solutions for their businesses. The Gypsum Supply Board and Supplier Advisory Council also met to discuss industry trends and share opportunities to enhance member and supplier relationships.
The fall meeting kicked off for members with the meet & greet reception, where attendees could casually network and reconnect. The group dinner and cocktail reception were held at the National WWII Museum, providing a historic backdrop for attendees to share amemorable meal and form new relationships. During the week, members also had multiple informal networking opportunities, including a New Orleans food tour, jazz tour, airboat tour, and rounds of golf.