Kevin Short

Wholesale Change:
Building Trust in the Channel, featuring Kevin Short, President & CEO, ORS Nasco 


About this event

In this episode of Wholesale Change, host Ian Heller has a frank conversation with Kevin Short, President and CEO of master wholesaler ORS Nasco. He shares his take on the importance of trust in the distribution channel as it relates to better serving the end-customer. He also shares an update on ORS Nasco’s focus from 2023 onward, as they look to refine their value proposition to better support distributors of all types.

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About our guest:

Kevin Short

President and CEO, ORS Nasco

A life-long distributor, Kevin has devoted nearly 30 years to the chemical, plastic, industrial and transportation sectors. Since 2020 he has served as the President and CEO of both ORS Nasco and Medco Tools, wholesalers whose joint mission is to delight industrial distributors and transportation aftermarket jobbers.

Prior to that, Kevin was the President and CEO of Polymershapes, the leading performance plastics distributor across the Americas. He proudly volunteers on the executive board of the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors as they advance the interests of distributors of all sizes across all industries. He is a graduate of Emory University. Kevin, his wife, Lisa, and their three children reside in Charlotte, North Carolina.  

About our hosts:

Ian G. Heller

Founder & Senior Partner, Distribution Strategy Group

Ian Heller is Founder & Senior Partner at Distribution Strategy Group, and has more than 30 years of experience executing marketing and e-business strategy in the wholesale distribution industry. He has written and spoken extensively on the impact of digital disruption on distributors.