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2012 Logistics Conference

OAK BROOK, Ill., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Doctors practice medicine—and leaders practice leadership. Industry leader, Stephen Szilagyi, senior vice president of distribution at Lowe's Companies, Inc., will share the practice of key leadership principles everyday in Lowe's distribution network with WERC conference attendees on May 8 in Atlanta, GA.


Annually, the WERC conference draws 1,100 logistics professionals to four days of intense networking and quality education. "WERC always solicits a key industry leader to present at our conference," says Michael J. Mikitka, CEO of WERC. "We know that attendees want to hear from those who have experience 'in the trenches' and Steve certainly fills that requirement. We look forward to hearing his leadership views."

Focusing always on the customer, Szilagyi will detail how Lowe's Outreach program helps leaders focus on ability - what each individual can contribute to serving the customer. He'll explain how and why this program has been a tremendous success and a powerful catalyst for developing an inclusive and high performing culture.

For more information about the WERC conference, May 6 - 9, 2012, at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA, go to

About the Warehousing Education and Research Council (WERC)

WERC's mission is to provide thought leadership in the logistics and distribution field, to advance the art and science of warehouse management, and to enhance individual development. WERC is a non-profit organization with members who work for manufacturers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, warehousing and logistics service providers, consultants and other who provide products and services to the distribution and supply chain industry. WERC provides its members with information through its newsletter, research reports, technical publications, seminars, local chapter meetings and our flagship program, the annual conference. 

Media Contact:

Rita Coleman, Warehousing Education and Research Council, 630.990.0001,

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