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05/12/2011

NAHAD's New President Lists Key Initiatives

Tim O'Shaughnessy, president of Shamrock Hose & Fittings, Inc. of Cleveland, Ohio, started his term as NAHAD President in April. Here is an excerpt from his first address to NAHAD members where he listed his key initiatives for the 2011-2012 term of office.

As your new president, I look forward to the year ahead:

To continuing the development of our Hose Assembly Guidelines program, a core NAHAD initiative that is now making a real impact within our industry, ensuring that the safety, quality and reliability of hose assemblies is supported and maintained;

To initiating the new Hose Safety Institute, which will further strengthen our ability to impact the value of the Guidelines, for our members, and throughout the supply chain;

To the continued expansion of our various educational programs and services, like the NAHAD University of Industrial Distribution, now in its 18th year, the new series of online safety training programs, presented through our partnership with Web-Net-Training, and as you've heard, our expanded partnership with the Industrial Careers Pathway;

To the new nahad.org website, which will provide a more value-rich experience for each of us, providing enhanced access to valuable services and business content; and,

To new programs like the TeleCONNECT webinar series, which began earlier this year, the bi-weekly Hoseconnections e-newsletter, and the newly-forming NAHAD Young Executives program, designed to strengthen the talents of our future leaders.