Springfield Electric Endorses NEMRA POS Standards

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Springfield Electric, a leading Midwest regional distributor serving Illinois, Western Indiana, Missouri and Iowa, and a leading IMARK member, has joined over 50 manufacturers/brands, national chains and leading independent distributors in endorsing NEMRA’s POS Minimum Reporting Standards.

While Springfield has provided suppliers with POS information, as it grows it recognizes the increased importance of local support.

According to Mark Barthel, President of Springfield Electric, “We are committed to, and firmly believe, in the value of local NEMRA representation, and that the local representative should be compensated for what they sell in support of Springfield Electric in their assigned territories.  We support the local independent representations as true partners of Springfield Electric and NEMRA as a key member association in the industry.”

Barthel further commented that “As a former manufacturer who worked with manufacturer representatives, I appreciate the value that they bring to distribution and to a supplier. Their efforts should be appropriately compensated. Standardized POS initiatives help us as a distributor streamline processes and share pertinent information with our suppliers to help in this initiative.”

Jim Johnson, President of NEMRA, commented “Springfield is a progressive, leading, distributor in our industry. As an independent growing organically and through acquisition, it’s exciting to see such a company support the needs of local representation to be appropriately compensated for their efforts.  On behalf of our members, we thank Mark and his team for their endorsement.”

For more information on NEMRA’s POS initiative, to read the research and see which manufacturers and distributors have endorsed and adopted the standards go to

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