LMC dealers head back to school

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LMC dealers head back to school

By HBSDealer Staff - 02/20/2018

LMC’s Executive Education Program recently took on an Ivy League setting — quite literally.


The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania played host to more than 40 dealers from 22 states. Held Jan. 14–19, the event provided an opportunity for dealers to learn and grow under the guidance of Wharton professors, LMC said.  


“The partnership with Wharton and the ability to offer this kind of program, not seen elsewhere in the industry, is part of the reason LMC dealers stand out,” LMC president John Somerville said. “Since its inception in 2015, there has been high demand to be in attendance for this unique executive education experience.”


For participants in this year's program, a new case study was offered around the topic of driving growth.


“The program gave us an opportunity to step outside our companies and hear other people’s points of view,” said Mike Heim, inside sales manager of Tague Lumber in Media, Pa.


Cory Jameson, CEO of Guy C. Lee in Smithfield, N.C., was a return attendee of the Wharton program. “It’s a whole other experience being here for a second time,” he said. “It reinforces what you learned the first time and it really makes you appreciate the people that are in this room.”


Based in Wayne, Pa., LMC (Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation) is a buying group with more than 1,400 dealer locations in the United States and the Bahamas.