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.

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 jtruitt@isd.org with any questions.


Current e-Seminar Schedule

December 2022

Thu
8
2022
December 8, 2022
3:00PM - 4:00PM EDT

Re-Imagining Leadership In A Post Pandemic World

Presenter: Dirk Beveridge

Zoom

Wed
14
2022
December 14, 2022
3:00PM - 3:30PM

AEA Webinar Series: Winning the War for Talent

Presenter: Alex Chausovsky, Miller Resource Group

Zoom

March 2023

Mon
13
2023
March 13-16, 2023

University of Innovative Distribution (UID) 2023

Registration is Open

Indianapolis, IN

October 2023

Sun
1
2023
October 1-4, 2023

2023 Industry Summit

Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson, AZ

Past e-Seminar Recordings

UID Year-Round: Supply Chain Issues Update

UID Year-Round: Supply Chain Issues Update

Webinar Date: November 2, 2022 | Duration: 58 Minutes

Presenter: Matt Schreibfeder In March 2022, EIM presented ideas for dealing with the chaos we are all experiencing in the supply chain.  This is a very fluid and ever-changing situation. In November, we will review what has changed and we need to adapt to the new environment.

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (October)

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (October)

Webinar Date: October 19, 2022 | Duration: 35 Minutes

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

Financial Benchmarking Overview: Introducing Additional Annual Benefits and a New Monthly Program

Financial Benchmarking Overview: Introducing Additional Annual Benefits and a New Monthly Program

Webinar Date: September 8, 2022 | Duration: 38 Minutes

Presenter: Joe Calvello, Senior Analyst, Edgewater Research Joe Calvello of Edgewater Research will provide a review of the well-established Annual Financial Benchmarking program, covering several exciting new features and introducing a new monthly program available to ISD distributors and manufacturer members.

Nipol® High Performance Elastomers in Specialty Applications

Nipol® High Performance Elastomers in Specialty Applications

Webinar Date: September 9, 2022 | Duration: 60 Minutes

Presenter: Jeannie Holmes, Applications Development Scientist ZEON is a global supplier of NBR polymers and will feature our supply chain capabilities.  We will highlight our US capabilities focusing on our specialty polymers from our Kentucky plant. The presentation will include our low temperature and carboxyl grades, including their technical performance in various sealing applications.

HyTemp® Polyacrylate Elastomer (ACM): An Improved Heat and Oil Resistant, Functional Alternative to Ethylene Acrylic (AEM)

HyTemp® Polyacrylate Elastomer (ACM): An Improved Heat and Oil Resistant, Functional Alternative to Ethylene Acrylic (AEM)

Webinar Date: August 12, 2022 | Duration: 40 Minutes

Presenter: Mark Nevitt, Senior Applications Development Chemist of ZEON This presentation will highlight the technical performance of ACM in comparison to AEM for sealing applications as well as demonstrate the global production and supply of ZEON’s ACM product lines.

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (August)

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (August)

Webinar Date: August 17, 2022 | Duration: 35 Minutes

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

UID Year-Round: Stop Today’s Hackers, What You and Your Company Need to Know

UID Year-Round: Stop Today’s Hackers, What You and Your Company Need to Know

Presenter: Michael Foster, IT Best Practices & Cyber Security Specialist

In this eye-opening session, Mike will help you understand the threats that lurk, as well as give you the tools and information to make positive changes in your organization’s IT practices. Learn how to protect your company from various threats, including ransomware, email takeover, and exposure of customer information.

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (June)

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (June)

Webinar Date: June 8, 2022 | Duration: 38 Minutes

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

Techniques and Manufacturing Methods for Cased PTFE Lip Seals

Techniques and Manufacturing Methods for Cased PTFE Lip Seals

Webinar Date: May 13, 2022 | Duration: 26 Minutes

Presenter: Chris Gruner, Eclipse Engineering Manager Participants will gain knowledge on the decision-making process that leads to a correct manufacturing process taking total cost and lead-time into consideration.

What You Need to Know Today About EPA's Agenda

What You Need to Know Today About EPA's Agenda

Presenter: Scott Boito, Eastman Chemical Co.

There has been a lot of activity on the regulatory front in both the US and Europe. Most significantly EPA is conducting 22 high-priority risk evaluations. It has proposed a complete reformat of its method of hazard and risk assessments on new and existing chemicals.

UID Year Round: Understanding the Concept of Inventory-Sharing

UID Year Round: Understanding the Concept of Inventory-Sharing

Presenter: Ted Henry, President, WarehouseTWO

Of all the challenges we've faced over the past two years, the ability to effectively manage inventory is one we might not have anticipated - at least not to the extent to which many companies are facing manufacturing and distribution disruptions.

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (April)

AEA Webinar: Winning the War on Talent (April)

Presenter: Alex Chausovsky

The war for talent is escalating. Some organizations are ill-prepared to handle the challenges of an increasingly complex labor market, shackled by the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality.

Equip Your Sales Team to Optimize Customer Pricing & Wallet Share

Equip Your Sales Team to Optimize Customer Pricing & Wallet Share

Presenter: David Bauders, CEO of SPARXIQ

Now more than ever, distributors have a wealth of data at their disposal. Are you making the most of it as a company? Are your salespeople equipped to make everyday decisions based on data?

Winning the War on Talent Webinar

Winning the War on Talent Webinar

Presenter: Alex Chausovsky

Savings4Members: Give Your Business a Better Bottom Line

Savings4Members: Give Your Business a Better Bottom Line

Presenters: Veronica Pratt and Melissa Thome

Rubber Elastomers and Compounds

Rubber Elastomers and Compounds

Presenter: Brad Kadue, Precision Associates

This Sealing Your Success Seminar will provide an overview of a variety of types of rubber elastomers and considerations for compound selection for your applications.

AEA Webinar: The New Normal in Freight Transportation

AEA Webinar: The New Normal in Freight Transportation

Presenters: Brent Hutto & Noel Perry