Steve Edwards is Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Winsupply Inc. and
the Winsupply Family of Companies headquartered in Dayton, Ohio. In his role,
Edwards leads marketing and communications activities, including communications
to the companys 5,000 employees, media relations and shareholder
Winsupply owns a majority equity stake in nearly 600 local companies
across the United States. Collectively, Winsupply is known as The Winsupply
Family of Companies and includes Win-branded locations, Noland Company, Carr
Supply, Security Plumbing & Heating Supply, Wyatt Irrigation, APCO,
Michigan Temperature Supply, Electrical Sales, Inc., Tacoma Electric Supply,
and Thomas Pipe. The companies conduct business-to-business wholesale
distribution of supplies and materials in plumbing and heating; hydronics;
pipe, valves and fittings; HVAC and refrigeration; electrical; fastening
hardware; waterworks and utility; pumps; turf irrigation and landscape; and
fire system fabrication.
Edwards joined Winsupply in 2006. Prior to joining the company he was
director of corporate communications with LexisNexis, a global information
solutions provider. He began his career as a broadcast journalist working at
television stations in Cincinnati and Dayton. He has had communications
positions of increasing responsibility at Paramounts Kings Island, NCR
Corporation and LexisNexis. He has won several communications awards and has
extensive experience in crisis communications. Edwards graduated from the
University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in broadcasting.
Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Steve.
One of the biggest misconceptions that B2B executives hold is that they know everything about their customer, but every customer has a different set of needs and business goals. When looking at your eCommerce strategy, can you say with certainty that you’re focused on your customers’ needs and not just on the “shiny objects” (i.e. buzzwords and digital tools)? Steve Edwards, Chief Marketing Officer for Winsupply, a three billion dollar leading supplier of materials for residential, industrial and commercial construction, knows the importance of creating unique and personalized content that shows your customers that you understand who they are. Steve will talk give you insights into customer centric strategies, as well as:
• Identifying the programs and strategies you need to implement to understand what your customers really need
• Building sites that truly meet customer needs and that will ensure retention
• Having eCommerce goals that grow your business by providing your customers with online shopping experiences that are seamless and convenient
• Implementing change management strategies that shift the focus to the customer and shape a successful eCommerce strategy
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