Fort Worth, Tex.

ECi Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, today announced that John Maiuri, President of LBM and Hardlines, will present at the 2018 ProDealer Industry Summit. The event, which this year takes place October 17–19 at the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel in Chicago, is an exclusive three-day educational and networking forum designed to promote the growth of lumber and building product dealers, distributors, wholesalers and the manufacturers who supply them. 

Maiuri will tap his more than 30 years of industry experience and knowledge to offer attendees tips for competing in the age of Amazon. His session–which takes place on Thursday, October 18–will focus on how Amazon has impacted the LBM industry, particularly in forcing dealers to consider how their business models need to be adapted to reflect the digital evolution. Drawing on data and his own expertise in helping ECi’s LBMH customers leverage technology to grow and enhance their business operations, Maiuri will advise attendees on how to embrace ecommerce as a primary sales channel, identify software solutions that can provide dramatic operational and financial efficiencies and develop strategies for attracting the tech-savvy workforce.

 “In today’s competitive market, it is imperative for LBM dealers to think critically about their business structure and the role technology can play in enabling them to maximize their growth potential,” said Maiuri. “I am looking forward to addressing this topic in more detail at the ProDealer Industry Summit in October and offering attendees the insights they need to become more agile and innovative in the digital age.” 

The current 2018 ProDealer Industry Summit agenda is available here. For more information, please visit ECi at Booth 113. To schedule a meeting in advance with ECi, please contact Allyson Szablewski at