From disruptions to decisions: charting a course for distribution in 2023

Explore the evolving landscape of the distribution industry in our insightful webinar, held on 4 December. We delved into key topics and trends with Oaklins specialist Don Wiggins and Martin S. Harrell, Division President at Beacon Building Products, Inc.

What you'll learn:

  • Supply chain resilience: Understand how Beacon navigated the challenges of the pandemic, adapting their supply chain strategies to maintain operations and meet customer demands.
  • Technological transformation: Discover the role of digital tools and AI in streamlining Beacon's operational efficiency and decision-making processes.
  • M&A dynamics: Gain insights into M&A activity within the distribution sector and how these strategic moves are reshaping the industry.
Martin, with his extensive experience in the industry, including his role as the former CEO of Coastal Construction Products and current position at Beacon, provides unique insights into the company's growth, strategies and future challenges.

Access the full recording to get valuable perspectives and strategies to navigate the dynamic world of distribution.
In today’s distribution sector, adaptability is the name of the game. As the industry navigates the changing currents of demand, technology, sustainability and supply chain disruptions, operators who embrace innovation and efficiency will be the industry leaders of tomorrow. DON WIGGINS, DISTRIBUTION SPECIALIST, OAKLINS


Hear these experts share their views about the fast-changing industry: 

Original don wiggins
Don Wiggins Jacksonville, United States
Principal, Oaklins Heritage
View profile
Martin harrell white  1
Martin S. Harrell Jacksonville, United States
Division President at Beacon Building Products
View profile

Don Wiggins leads Oaklins’ distribution team and is the CEO of Oaklins Heritage in Jacksonville and Savannah. He has advised multiple clients in the distribution sector, which also includes storage, trucking, moving, rail service providers, local delivery and logistics technology. Among his clients have been Atlantic Quality Parts, Custom Wholesale Floors, Diabetic Supply and Medical Services Company. He has also completed significant transactions for a wide variety of companies with both strategic acquirors and private equity buyers, including Iron Mountain, Liberty Medical, HIG Capital and Pfingsten Partners. Most recently, he advised on the sale of Maner Builders Supply to US LBM.

Martin Harrell oversees the specialty waterproofing division at Beacon. During his ten-year tenure as CEO of Coastal Construction Products, he led the firm's efforts to expand its footprint and rebrand the company. Prior to that, he was director of sales, and also held a variety of positions of increasing responsibilities that included marketing, vendor relationships and the management of underperforming branches. He began his career as a financial trainee for the holding company of Circuit City Stores, after graduating from Wake Forest University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science from the School of Business & Accountancy.

Related Logistics articles