Seminars & Webinars

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Sealing Your Success
e-seminars focus on technical topics, leveraging expertise from our Associate members and others to bring you the latest developments in sealing technology and back to basics sessions on manufacturing or fabrication processes – all designed to support the success of you and your employees. Each e-Seminar lasts 30 - 60 minutes and includes opportunities for Q&A.

2020 e-Seminar Schedule:

Seminars are scheduled for the 2nd Friday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) except where noted.

August 14, 2020
Cleveland Research Industrial/Macroeconomic Update
Presenter: Owen Flanagan

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Topic: TBA

October 16, 2020
Topic: Devulcanized Rubber
Presenter: Erick Sharp, President & CEO, ACE Products and Consulting

November 13, 2020
It's All About O-Rings
Presenter: Dan Maydell,  Precision Associates

December 11, 2020
Topic: TBA

June 4 - December 31, 2020

UidWelcome to UID Year-Round. Learning doesn’t just happen within the four-day UID program. A few of our UID Instructors have agreed to participate in our webinar series to help fulfill AEA’s goal of year-round learning. Advanced registration is required; there is no cost to participate.

ISD is a member of the Associate Education Alliance (AEA), a collective of 40+ wholesalers, distributors, and trade associations.

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Do you have a topic you’d like to share?  Please complete and submit this online e-Seminar Webinar Application.  All proposed programs are reviewed by the ISD Technical Committee.  Please contact Joanna Truitt, Director of Education and Training Programs at with any questions.

View Recordings: e-Seminar Series

ISD Virtual Spring Tech Events, Day 1 & 2

This powerful program connects technical experts with members who want to hear about the latest technologies and product developments. Designed as a short, intensive educational conference, with time built in for networking and meaningful small group discussion and dialogue, participants can create their own schedule based on the presentations confirmed and described below.

Application of Metal Cased PTFE Rotary Seals

Presenters: Cliff Goldstein and Chris Gruner Hosted live 6/15/2020

Overcome Barriers and Capture Your Value-Added Savings

Presenter: Tim Underhill. Hosted live 5/12/2020

Rubber Expansion Joint: From Basic Applications to Advanced Solutions

Presenter: Lloyd Aanonsen, P.E. Hosted live 5/08/2020

UID Year Round: 10 Ways to Attract and Retain Employees to Increase Productivity and Profits

Presenter: Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret) Hosted live 4/14/2020

Take Advantage of Federal Resources to Help Your Business

Presenter: Alex Ayers Hosted live 4/2/2020

How to Sell in Tough Times and Tough Markets

Presenter: Paul Reilly Hosted live 4/1/2020

Be Focused, Not Frenzied : Navigating Business Through Uncertainty

Presenter: Steve Yastrow Hosted live 3/25/2020

4 Quick Wins in Pricing Management

Presenter: Senthil Gunasekaran & Pradip Krishnadevarajan Hosted live 2/14/20

Cleveland Research Industrial/Macroeconomic Update (38 Minutes)

Presenter: Owen Flanagan Hosted live 1/17/20

The Modern Distributor, 2020 and Beyond (40 Minutes)

Presenter: Andrew Johnson, CEO Shelf/Aware Hosted live 12/6/2019.

Innovate to Dominate: A Roadmap for Distributor Innovations (50 Minutes)

Presenter: Mark Dancer, Channel Innovation Hosted live 11/8/2019.

A.R.M.E.D. (60 Minutes)

Presenter: Mary Kelly, Phd, CSP, CDR, US Navy (ret), Hosted live 9/6/2019.

Standard Testing for Sealants (Partial Recording Available)

Presenters: Doug Foster & Frank Pappas, ACE Products & Consulting Hosted live 8/9/2019.

Cleveland Research: Industrial/ Macroeconomic Update (25 Minutes)

Presenters: Kieran Scally & Owen Flanagan Hosted live 7/12/2019

Sealing Application Working Session (40 Minutes)

Presenter: Cliff Goldstein, CEO, Eclipse Seals Hosted Live 5/25/2019.

What You Need to Know - Prop 65 Updates (53 Minutes)

Presenter: Palmer Schoening, Executive Director, Family Business Coalition Hosted live 2/13/2019.

Rubber Expansion Joint; From Basic Applications to Advanced Solutions (45 Minutes)

Presenter: Lloyd Aanonsen, President, General Rubber Hosted live 2/8/2019.