4 time Rotary Newman Award for Fastest Growing Firms
2 time Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist
Mass Mutual Blue-Chip Companies Award finalist
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
Industrial Distribution BS Industrial Distribution Masters
Known for his sales and management skills, Mitch Harper is an international speaker and teacher. After founding and selling multiple companies and retiring in his thirties, Mitch began sharing his knowledge on sales, supply chain management, marketing, and leadership with top businesses around the world. His outstanding achievements have been recognized through numerous awards and his innovation has pushed multiple companies to the top of their field. The ability to engage with his clients and transform their businesses is what continues to set Mitch apart as an industry leader. MHA clients know a good thing when they see it. They are lifelong customers and become believers in the MHA backbone, “hard work pays off.” The creativity, dedication, and profound insight that Mitch brings to every encounter is what makes him the most sought after speaker in Industrial Distribution.
Mitch and his wife live in Texas. On any given day, he can be found visiting his daughters, playing golf, or fishing on the coast.
Want to know more details of Mitch’s qualifications? Look no further.
While at Texas Hydraulics (1989-1991), he created the technical support department while simultaneously developing and training 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 served as Executive Vice President for Bob Smith Gas Products. He strengthened the business by 20% annually and led the business to acquisition by Praxair. Once aquired, Mitch 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, he founded his own business; (1993 - 2003) The Med-Ox Group and (1995) TMG - Denver. The Med-Ox Group was 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. These businesses were sold to Linde in 2004 allowing Mitch to retire. Following the sale of these companies Mitch developed Linde's national medical sales strategy and reorganized the national sales staff.
After retirement from The Med-Ox Group, Mitch taught as a Senior Lecturer at Texas A & M University in the Industrial Distribution program and at Baylor University in their Industrial Distribution Program. He continued to speak worldwide and began a consulting firm. Today, he oversees multiple speakers and teachers, hosts webinars, records podcasts, and serves a variety of international clients.