Podcast #15

“Company Aquisition”

Featuring Bob Miodonski and Mike Murphy

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity with your host David Heimer.

David Heimer: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. I’m David Heimer today; we’re talking with Bob Miodonski and Mike Murphy from BNP Media. Bob is the Group Publisher for the Plumbing Group. Mike is the Group Publisher for the HVAC Group. Both have a long history in our industry, serving as journalists, editors, and publishers. Both are significant thought leaders in this space. So today, we want to have a little bit of fun. We’re going to turn the tables on them. Usually, they’re on the other side of the interviewing table and we’re going to interview them specifically about the new industry show, Service World Expo. So welcome gentlemen.

Bob Miodonski: Hi David.

Mike Murphy: Hi David. Thank you.

David Heimer: So, this is fun for me to get to interview you guys, as opposed to the other way around. So this was Service World Expos’ inaugural event. Both of you guys were there. It’s the first new trade show for the industry in a very long time. You guys attended, what were your impressions?

Bob Miodonski: Well, I guess, this is Bob, full disclosure here, David, with plumbing and mechanical and Reeves journal being official media partners for Service World Expo. I still believe I can state objectively that the event was a great success. I was particularly impressed with the strong education program. I sat in on a number of the workshops and also the interaction I observed between the contractors and manufacturers and other service providers who were exhibitors on the trade show floor. And I got to say the after-hours networking events were a lot of fun too.