TRAINING, EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND RESEARCH FOR MANUFACTURERS’ REPS AND THE MANUFACTURERS THEY REPRESENT

WHY MRERF?

What is happening in business today that creates the challenges that MRERF addresses?

Independent reps and manufacturers are diligent as they craft, maintain and grow their businesses. Time and energy required to stay on top of current research and available sales training are not always at the top of the priority list. MRERF is here to be your key, reliable, and dependable partner. Every course, survey, whitepaper, and marketing resource is dedicated and specific to our business model.

WHAT IS MRERF?

MRERF is a non-profit foundation dedicated to:

– Raising awareness of the independent multiple-line selling organization, their channel partners and other professionals

– Providing professional education for the representative community, their channel partners and other professionals

– Funding research concerning the relationships, functioning and roles of manufacturer representatives, manufacturers and their channel partners

– Providing information on the value of the representative-manufacturer relationship to the marketplace

The Manufacturers’ Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF) is the creative energy behind educational programs offered by the Institute for Professional Advancement (IPA). The Foundation also prepares educational materials, supports and publishes resource material and periodic reports concerning the representative manufacturer relationships and their respective functions.

MEET THE MRERF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Candidates for the MRERF board are vetted for expertise that will move MRERF forward on its trajectory for innovation, growth and change. MRERF board terms are for 2 years. MRERF encourages individuals who are committed to creating a legacy of professionalism to contact MRERF and learn how to be considered for an upcoming board position.

Adam Nelson, CPMR

Scott Holtgrieve, CPMR CSP 

Shawn Degnan, CPMR

Jason Goldis, CPMR
Barbara Kramer, J.D.

WHAT IS IPA?

IPA is the Institute for Professional Advancement. It is the certifying body that implements professional development programs from MRERF. Current IPA programs are CPMR (Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative), CSR (Certified Sales Representative) and MBP (Manufacturer’s Best Practices for working with reps).

Upcoming Classes Under Construction for 2019 Delivery:

– CSP, Certified Sales Professional – updated new program coming soon.

Sales Mastery Programs (offered on a rotating schedule):

New Business Opportunities and Sales Prospecting.
Both of these are online classes over several weeks enabling you to learn and immediately apply to the increased success of your business.

MEET THE IPA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

IPA and MRERF are working towards being the preeminent education and research resource for reps and manufacturers. We invite those who share our vision and dedication to join us on the IPA board. We are committed to the belief that what we contribute today will matter going forward. Join us. IPA Board members serve a term of 2 years and must be an alumni of either the CPMR or CSR certified programs.

Chad Sandifer CPMR CSP
Scott Holtgrieve, CPMR CSP
David Coleman, CPMR CSP

Vin Nolan, CPMR CSP
Bill Larson, CPMR CSP