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Industrial Distribution

The Texas A&M University Industrial Distribution prepares students for sales engineering, sales management and mid-management positions with manufacturers who sell through distributors and with wholesale distributors, who purchase, warehouse, sell, distribute and service a wide variety of products. Industry segments include:

  • Automation Solutions
  • General Line
  • Building Materials
  • Chemical and Petrochemical
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Fluid Power
  • Heating
  • Ventilation and Air Conditioning
  • Mechanical Power
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Plumbing
  • Safety Equipment
  • Specialty Tools
  • Welding
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare
  • Others

The day to day challenges faced by the Industrial Distributor or the manufacturer's representative require the person to be a professional with many capabilities. To fulfill this demand, the curriculum provides study in business, communications, information technology, applied technology, engineering, and human relations. This knowledge is applicable to the graduate in relationships with executives, managers, engineers, scientists and craftsmen, while assisting them in their manufacturing, plant maintenance or construction operations. The Industrial Distribution graduate assists them by direct application of applications, business and product knowledge. Essentially, the Industrial Distribution graduate becomes a special assistant in the other persons business - a challenging and rewarding profession.


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