Introducing Dealerscope's CE Leaders That Rock
“This filters down from the way we run ProSource to banding together to negotiate better pricing, better volume buys, and better programs for our members.” There’s no better place to witness this camaraderie in action than at the ProSource Summit held every spring. Here, the team culture is palpable, as members and manufacturers all share best practices on how to thrive as an industry. In the last decade, Ristow has led ProSource to achieve $3.1 billion in sales, and continues to champion independent custom integrators and retailers, keeping them very relevant in today’s competitive marketplace.
Bill Stewart CEO & Founder Petra Industries
Bill Stewart founded Petra Industries in 1985. He saw an opportunity to support small-to-medium size retailers by providing high-touch service and focusing on profitable consumer electronics accessories, building Petra on a foundation of service, integrity and value—a business model that continues to allow Petra to thrive. Today Petra serves thousands retail and e-tail operations of every size, up to the nation’s largest and best-known retail giants.
Maintaining involvement in Petra’s day-to-day operations, Stewart has transitioned his primary attention to long-range planning and strategy that will ensure Petra’s growth and development.
He sits on the CEA Accessories Board and is also a member of CTIA and CEDIA, as well as the Edmond Chamber of Commerce and the
Oklahoma Business Roundtable. He is also strong supporter of the
charitablecworks of Mercy Ministries and Whiz Kids through the company’s annual charity golf tournament.