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Mitch Harper

Mitch speaks and teaches internationally on Sales and Marketing. He has taught as a Senior Lecturer at Texas A & M University in the Industrial Distribution program and at Baylor University in their Industrial Distribution Program. In 1987, Mitch earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Texas A&M University in the Industrial Distribution program. He earned his Masters of Industrial Distribution (MID) degree in 2004.
Mitch brings a vast array of experience to his teaching from his career in sales and business development. While at Texas Hydraulics (1989-1991), he created the technical support department. He also developed and trained the customer service department on fluid power. With an eye for production the quotation process went from 6 weeks to three days - causing an immediate increase in sales.
From 1991-1995, he was Executive Vice President for Bob Smith Gas Products. He strengthened the business by 20% annually and led the business to acquisition by Praxair in 1995. He became the Regional Sales Manager for Praxair (1995-1997) where he strengthened the sales team and expanded the business 17% annually. During this time he helped developed a national training program on the sales process called Timestar.
Concurrently (1993-2003), he founded his own business; (1993 - 2003) The Med-Ox Group and (1995) TMG - Denver. The Med-Ox Group is a supply chain management company that serviced over 3,500 locations in all 50 states. TMG - Denver was a medical gas facility that produced 10,000 gaseous cylinders/month and provided 40,000 gallons of liquid oxygen/month. Following both of these companies Mitch developed Linde's national medical sales strategy and reorganized the national sales staff.
Mitch has founded and sold several companies in addition to being recognized for his outstanding achievements and has received the following awards:
  1. 4 time Rotary Newman Award winner for Fastest Growing Firms
  2. 2 time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award Finalist
  3. Mass Mutual Blue-Chip Companies Award finalist

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