NACD's primary members are chemical distributors that take title to goods and resell said goods as a significant part of their business (attribute >50% of annual revenue to the distribution of chemicals). Distributor applicants should share the functional interests of NACD members and must accept and commit to compliance with NACD's Responsible Distribution®, its Guiding Principles, and its periodic requirements as a condition of continued membership in NACD.
Candidacy Period for New Distributors
New applicants are considered a "Candidate" member until verified in full compliance with NACD's Responsible Distribution. The Candidate firm must submit proof of passing third-party verification within two years following the date the Candidate's application is approved for membership by NACD's Board of Directors to be considered a regular voting member. Failure to pass is cause for termination from the association.
"Responsible Distribution helps a given company look at its operating philosophies and procedures and find better ways to implement them. Ultimately, Responsible Distribution can be the framework to better understand the key core skills of your business. That may translate into cost-efficiency, which now, more than ever, is critical in today's economic climate."
— Doug Brown, President, Brown Chemical Co., Inc.
"Over a decade ago, we purchased our company and it has grown steadily from a little over $1 million in sales to sales over $68 million annually. A large part of this growth was due to my involvement with the NACD and its members. The networking opportunities that exist at meetings have allowed me to interact with fellow members and grow our customer base. Participation in the NACD has meant continued growth for our company."
—Bruce H. Schechinger, President, BHS Marketing LLC
NACD makes us aware of the regulatory issues facing our company, and of proposed legislation coming down the pike. The more informed we are, the more effectively we can communicate our position to our legislators, which is critical to our success."
— Andrew Skipp, President/CEO, Hubbard-Hall Inc.
"I participate in NACD events because I know I'll talk to my peers, people who are experiencing the same challenges each day. Whether it's from a conversation in the hallway or from a formal presentation, I'm always learning something that can benefit my company and help us succeed."
— Roger T. Harris, President, Producers Chemical Company
Contact Roselle Foley.
Roselle G. Foley, CMP
Senior Director, Business Development
(703) 527-6223 x3041