Industry’s Elite Working Together at CGNA Strategic Meeting

Jan. 1, 2016

Members of Controls Group North America (CGNA) met for three days of strategic planning in October at the 2015 CGNA Fall Members’ Meeting. Leaders of the largest network of independent controls distributors in North America came together in Chicago to focus on “The Decision to be Great,” and the ongoing pursuit of excellence in the controls industry.

Acknowledging the truth of Jim Collins’ book that “good is the enemy of great” (from “Good to Great”), the CGNA distributors know they must maintain a “constant dissatisfaction” that drives them to seek “continual improvement” of their companies and the group. It is this high standard that makes CGNA unique.

Mike Sackett, CGNA executive director, said, “The industry openly recognizes the CGNA members as the premier distribution channel for controls. Their determined focus to build great companies has resulted in CGNA pursuing greatness as well. We are committed to innovation at a high level and we really are the “industry’s elite, working together.”

The next meeting of CGNA will be in Newport Beach, California, in April. The 2016 CGNA Synergy Conference will bring together both member distributors and preferred vendors.

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