Associations

MRERF has broad support from a wide variety of industries because they value the educational offerings we bring to their members. If your association is interested in belonging to MRERF, please click here.

 

Manufacturers looking for reps can determine which association most closely aligns with the target audience by scrolling through this list. Then, use this link to search for CPMR graduates from that industry or association. Remember to use the other resources we have for manufacturers.

 

Members of the associations below enjoy  discounts on CPMR and CSP!
AAIA CIPH FSMA IPRO MAFSI  NKBA 
AIM/R CMA HIRA ISA MANA PEI
ALA EERA IAPD ISSA MRA PTRA
CEMRA  EMDA  IHRA  IUCAB NEMRA SEMA
ERA NIMS STAFDA
WAMA

Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (Manufacturers Rep Division) (AAIA)

Kathleen Schmatz, President
7101 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1300, Bethesda, MD 20814

Tel: 301-654-6664 · Fax: 301-654-3299

AAIA@Aftermarket.org · www.Aftermarket.org

  • AAIA members sell vehicle aftermarket products and parts.

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Association of Independent Manufacturers Representatives (AIM/R)

Jeff Church
800 Roosevelt Rd., Building C, Suite 312, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Tel: 866-729-0975 or 949-859-2884 · Fax: 949-855-2973

info@AIMR.net · www.AIMR.net

  • AIM/R members sell plumbing, heating, cooling & piping products.

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American Lighting Association (ALA)

Eric Jacobson, CAE, VP of Membership
P.O. Box 420288, Dallas, TX 75207

Tel: 800-605-4448 or 214-698-9898 · Fax: 214-698-9899

EJacobson@AmericanLightingAssoc.com · www.AmericanLightingAssoc.com

  • ALA members sell residential lighting products, crystal chandeliers, light bulbs, lighting components, portable lighting, outdoor lighting, emergency lighting, and commercial lighting.

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Canadian Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (CEMRA)

Rick McCarten, Executive Director, Electro-Federation
180 Attwell Dr. Ste. 300, Mississauga, ON Canada, M9W 6A9

Tel: 647-258-7476 · Fax: 905-602-5686

RMcCarten@electrofed.com · www.electrofed.com

  • CEMRA members sell cable, wire, and electrical products.

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Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH)

Manufacturers Agents Council
Ralph Suppa, C.E.T., CAE President
Suite 330, 295 The West Mall, Toronto, ON Canada, M9C 4Z4

Tel: 416-695-0447· Fax: 416-695-0450

R.Suppa@CIPH.com · www.CIPH.com

  • CIPH Agent members market plumbing, hydronic heating, waterworks, pipe, valves and fittings, and related mechanical products primarily through wholesaler distributors. They are also responsible for the specification and pull through sales of these products.

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Communication Marketing Association (CMA)

Karen Hollingsworth, Executive Director
PO Box 5680, Lago Vista, TX 78645

Tel: 512-656-7747

CMAExecDirector@aol.com · www.CMA-CMC.org

  • CMA members sell electronic communication hardware.

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Electrical Equipment Representatives Association (EERA)

Don Shirk, Jr. – President
638 W. 39th St., Kansas City, MO 64111

Tel: 816-561-5323

info@eera.org · www.EERA.org

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Equipment Marketing & Distribution Association (EMDA Formerly FEWA-AIMRA)

Patricia Collins – Executive Vice President
P.O. Box 1347, Iowa City, IA 52244

Tel: 319-354-5156 · Fax: 319-354-5157

Pat@EMDA.net · www.EMDA.net

  • EMDA members sell agricultural, light industrial, environmental, lawn & garden equipment, plus parts & components. Their customers include dealers, agricultural and light industry and OEM manufacturers. The association’s web site identifies the representative firms, their home base and a link to their own web site.

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Electronics Representatives Association (ERA)

Walter Tobin

1325 S. Arlington Heights Rd., Suite 204  Elk Grove Village IL 6000
Tel: 312-419-1432 · Fax: 312-419-1660

info@ERA.org · www.ERA.org

  • ERA members represent manufacturers of a varying spectrum of electronics products. There are nine product marketing groups within ERA: communications, consumer electronics, components, computer, instrumentation & sensors, materials-assembly-production, RF/microwave & wireless, electronic systems integration, and semiconductor. These products are sold to OEM, distributor, contractor, retail and mass merchandiser markets.

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Foodservice Sales & Marketing Association (FSMA)

Rick Abraham, President and CEO
1810-J York Rd #384, Lutherville, MD 21093

Tel: 800-617-1170· Fax: 888-668-7496

info@FSMAonline.com · www.FSMAonline.com

  • FSMA mission:
    – Promote sales and marketing agencies as the preferred method for suppliers to come to market
    – Be the national voice of the sales agency community
    – Advocate on behalf of sales agency interests
    – Enhance relationships among suppliers, agencies, customers and other key stakeholders
  • Associate membership for manufacturers and Allied membership for vendors are also available

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Gift Home Trade Association  (GHTA)

Diane Carnevale Jones, Executive Director
2025 E. Beltline SE, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Tel: 877-600-4872 · 616-949-4104

Info@GiftandHome.org  ·  www.GiftandHome.org

  • GHTA members sell a variety of products in the giftware industry.

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Health Industry Representatives Association (HIRA)

Charlie Higgins, Executive Director
8 The Meadows, Newman, GA 30256

Tel: 303-756-8115 · Fax: 912-598-7844

HIRA@HIRA.org · www.HIRA.org

  • HIRA members sell all healthcare products except pharmaceuticals to these markets: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Physicians/Alternate Care, Home Care, Labs, X-Ray, Dental, Veterinary, OEM, Industrial, Capital Equipment, Purchasing, Sub Acute Care and Rehab.

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International Association of Plastics Distribution (iapd)

Susan Avery
6734 W. 121st Street, Overland Park, KS 66209

Tel: 913-345-1005 Fax: 913-345-1006

IAPD@IAPD.org · www.IAPD.org 

  • IAPD representative members sell raw, engineering materials and semi-finished stock shapes such as sheet, rod, tube and pipe, valves and fittings. These materials are used in construction, marine, automotive, medical and industrial applications.

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International Housewares Representatives Association (IHRA)

William Weiner, Executive Director
1755 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 318

Tel: 847-748-8269 · Fax: 847-748-8273

info@IHRA.org · www.IHRA.org

  • IHRA members represent manufacturers in all product categories of the housewares industry.

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Independent Professional Representatives Organization  (IPRO)

Raymond W. Wright, Executive Director
34157 W. 9 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Tel: 800-420-4268

Ray@AVreps.org · www.AVreps.org

  • Members represent producers of A/V products which include: Audio, video, car stereo, lighting, and furniture.

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Industrial Supply Association (ISA)

Ed Gerber, Executive Director
100 N. 20th St. 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Tel: 866-460-2360 · Fax: 877-460-2365

info@ISApartners.org · www.ISApartners.org

  • ISA members sell industrial & construction products such as welding, specialty and machine tools to industrial distributors, MRO and OEM markets.

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International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)

Anthony Trombetta, Director of Marketing
3300 Dundee Road, Northbrook, IL 60062

Tel: 800-225-4772· Fax: 847-982-1012

Anthony@ISSA.com · www.ISSA.com

  • ISSA members sell all types of products in the cleaning and maintenance industry.

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International Union of Commercial Agents and Brokers (IUCAB)

J.W.B. baron van Till, Secretary
General De Lairessestraat

131-135 1075 HJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0) 20-470 01 77 · Fax: +31 (0) 20-671 09 74

info@IUCAB.nl · www.IUCAB.org

  • IUCAB is a consortium of 21 agent associations throughout Europe, North and South America. The members are geographically based, therefore they sell a wide variety of products in many industries.

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Manufacturers’ Agents Association for the Food Service Industry (MAFSI)

Alison Cody, Executive Director
1199 Euclid Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

Tel: 404-214-9474 · Fax: 404-522-0132

Info@MAFSI.org · www.MAFSI.org

  • MAFSI members sell food service equipment, supplies and furniture for the hospitality, school food service, military, restaurant, contract feeder, health care, and corrections industries.

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Manufacturers Agents National Association (MANA)

Charley Cohon, CPMR – Executive Director
6321 W. Dempster Street, Suite 110, Morton Grove, IL 60053

Tel: 877-626-2776 or 949-859-4040· Fax: 949-855-2973

MANA@MANAonline.org · www.MANAonline.org

  • MANA is a horizontal association that has members in all industries and services covering and calling on end users, equipment manufacturers, distributors, government and retailers.

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Manufacturers Representatives of America, Inc. (MRA)

Pam Bess, Executive Director
2301 Ravinia Dr, Arlington, TX 76012

Tel: 817-690-4308

assnhqtrs@aol.com · www.MRAreps.com

  • MRA members are independent multiple-line sales and marketing companies primarily in the janitorial, paper, plastics, and packaging industries.

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National Electrical Manufacturers Representatives Association (NEMRA)

Kenneth W Hooper, President
28 Deer Street, Suite 302, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tel: 1-800-HI-NEMRA (446-3672) or 914-524-8650 · Fax: 914-524-8655

KHooper@NEMRA.org · www.NEMRA.org

  • NEMRA members sell, to the electrical industry, this includes products used in commercial, industrial and residential construction industry as well as utility, datacom and lighting markets. They call on electrical distributors, contractors, specifiers, engineers, OEM’s, and MRO’s.

Network of Ingredient Marketing Specialists, Inc. (NIMS)

John Devlin, Executive Director
PO Box 681864, Marietta, GA 30068

Tel: 1-770-971-8116 · Fax: 770-971-1094

jgd@kdmfoodsales.com  · www.nimsgroup.com

  • Our members have recognized the many benefits of being associated with other professional Ingredient Sales Agencies, where they can experience ongoing “best practices” programs and sharing new ideas and innovation that assist them in gaining a more competitive edge in the sales and marketing of their individual principal’s products.

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National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Bill Darcy – Chief Executive Officer
687 Willow Grove St., Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Tel: 800-843-6522

BDarcy@NKBA.org · www.NKBA.org

  • NKBA members include manufacturers’ representatives, manufacturers, designers and dealers in the kitchen and bath industry. Members provide the consumer with a complete range of products and services from design to installation.

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Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI)

Robert N. Renkes, Executive Vice President
P. O. Box 2380, Tulsa, OK 74101

Tel: 918-494-9696· Fax 949-855-2973

RRenkes@PEI.org · www.PEI.org

  • PEI is a trade association whose members manufacture, distribute and service petroleum marketing and liquid-handling equipment.

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Power-Motion Technology Representatives Association (PTRA)

Susan Crolla, Executive Director
5353 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 350, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Tel: 888-817-7872 · Fax 918-491-9895

PTRAHQ@PTRA.org · www.PTRA.org

  • PTRA serves the power transmission and motion control industries.

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Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)

Manufacturers’ Representative Network (MRN)

Bryan Harrison, Director of Council Relations
P.O. Box 4910, Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Tel: 909-978-6696 · Fax: 909-860-0184

BryanH@SEMA.org · www.SEMA.org · www.SEMA.org/MRN

  • SEMA members are the producers and marketers of specialty equipment products and services for the automotive aftermarket.
  • MRC members represent manufacturers and warehouse distributors in the automotive speicality equipment market.

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Specialty Tools & Fasteners Distributors Association (STAFDA)

Georgia Foley, Executive Director
PO Box 44, Elm Grove, WI 53122

Tel: 800-352-2981 · Fax: 262-784-5059

info@STAFDA.org · www.STAFDA.org

  • STAFDA membership consists of distributors, manufacturers, and representative agents serving the light construction and industrial markets.

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Wisconsin Association of Manufacturers Agents, Inc. (WAMA)

Doug Stangohr, Executive Director
11801 W. Silver Spring Dr., Ste. 200, Milwaukee, WI 53225

Tel: 414-778-0640

WAMA@WAMA.org · www.WAMA.org

  • WAMA manufacturers representatives must be primarily engaged in the business of selling products and/or services which are consumed or utilized in the manufacture of the product or incorporated in the end product for resale. Examples of these products are: castings, stamping, screw machine parts, electronic components, moldings, machining, meters, gauges, and more. The primary market is industrial products and services.

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