Charles Cohon

MANA CEO Retires June 30

It has been my honor and privilege to serve MANA as its CEO and President since 2011. I have advised MANA’s Board of Directors that I would like to retire. My target date is June 30. I have agreed to stay on until a highly qualified successor can be identified and an orderly transition can […]

MANA Representative Members Eligible to Apply for International Award

The Internationally United Commercial Agents and Brokers (IUCAB) is a Europe-based umbrella association of 20 manufacturers’ representative associations. MANA is one of those 20 associations. In Europe, manufacturers’ agents are called “commercial agents.” Each year IUCAB chooses an exceptional representative firm to receive IUCAB’s “George Hayward Award.” Eligibility requirements for a MANA-member representative firm to […]

MANA Board of Directors Nominating Committee Announces 2024 Candidates

MANA’s Board of Directors Nominating Committee is pleased to announce that it has approved applications to appear on the January 2004 Board of Directors election ballot from Marty Grimes and Marilyn Kahler. Marty Grimes owns MANA rep member firm Assembly Solutions, Inc. of Fort Wright, KY. His firm has been a MANA member since 2000. […]

The Assembly Show October 25-27, 2022, In Rosemont, IL Features MANA Workshop

The ASSEMBLY Show will be partnering with the MANA – Manufacturers’ Agents National Association ( to offer a pre-event workshop on Thriving With Manufacturers’ Reps on Tuesday, October 25 from 11 am – 12:30 pm.  MANA’s CEO, Charles Cohon, will share details about low-cost and no-cost practices and programs that will earn more of a reps’ mind […]

2022 MANA Board of Directors Election Results

MANA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that four MANA members have been elected to two-year terms on MANA’s Board starting May 1, 2022. Sid Ragona was elected to his first two-year term. Keynae Agnew, Marnee Palladino, and Kenneth Russell-Murray were elected to their second two-year terms. Sid Ragona founded Ragona Scientific LLC in […]

Sid Ragona is on the January 2022 MANA Board of Directors Ballot

MANA’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sid Ragona, Owner of Ragona Scientific LLC in Pittsford, NY, has successfully applied to appear on the January 2022 MANA Board of Directors ballot to serve a two-year term starting May 1, 2022. MANA’s Board of Directors is also please to announce that Keynae Agnew, Agnew […]

Dream Team: LineDrive Announces New Investment Partnership

Today, LineDrive and Mauve Capital jointly announced the successful completion of a new partnership, effective immediately. Mauve’s Managing Partner, Michael Abdella, will join LineDrive’s existing leadership team as CEO, focusing on business strategy and growth initiatives, while LineDrive’s Jim Johnson will continue to serve as President, focusing on the needs of manufacturers, distributors, and end-users. For more information […]

Register Now For WOMENREPS Fourth Annual Conference

MANA is pleased to help publicize this non-MANA event. It is open to all women independent sales reps regardless of whether or not they are MANA members. Arrive Thursday, July 29th, 2021Depart Sunday, August 1st, 2021 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel5601 West 78th Street – Bloomington, MN 5543915 minutes from the MSP airport Thursday, July 29th: Arrive […]

ISA 21 Registration Now Live: NEW – Member Pricing Opportunities

ISA has launched registration for the ISA 21 conference, beginning virtually April 20th 2021 and there’s a new member only pricing opportunity for your company. At ISA 21, whole company engagement leads to whole company success. New this year, members can register their entire company for the All Company Access price of $2,675. With ISA 21 […]

Forbes Article Features MANA

“Succession Planning For Your Suppliers, Contractors And Manufacturers’ Reps” in a new Forbes article quotes MANA CEO Charles Cohon. “The specific conversation can involve asking partners how long until they retire? What plans do they have for succession? Will they sell to one of their current employees, to another company, or just close up shop? […]

SalesWerks 2020 Discounted for MANA Members

On December 1st and 2nd, The Industrial Supply Association will be hosting the virtual event SalesWerks 2020 focusing on the knowledge and process that is needed to deliver on performance for Manufacturers Reps and Manufacturers. ISA’s goal of increasing the professionalism and utilization of IMRs continues here with a powerful speaker line-up and spot-on relevant […]

CPMR Program is In-Person or Virtual for 2021 Says MRERF/IPA Announcement

The CPMR subcommittee with the support of the Board of Directors has determined that participants will be able to select to attend the CPMR program in-person or virtually in January 2021.  Flexibility to Participate  By providing a hybrid experience, MRERF/IPA will be able to provide options for participants to begin, continue, or complete the CPMR […]

COVID-19 Relief Programs Bypass Reps, Says MANA Member

I have been a MANA member since 2016, and have greatly benefitted from your services. My agency, North Central Manufacturing Solutions, represents suppliers of factory automation and test equipment, and sells to Fortune 500 manufacturers in the Upper Midwest. I am sure that many MANA members are feeling the effects that the coronavirus has had […]

“Swipe Right” to Contact Manufacturers’ Reps

The #1 reason manufacturer members join MANA is to find reps, and the #1 reason rep members join MANA is to be found by manufacturers. So MANA now puts rep search in the palm of your hand with the RepFinder® by MANA® smartphone app. The RepFinder® app makes sure that smartphone-wielding sales managers can easily search for […]

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