David J. Manthey, CFA, is Robert W. Baird’s Senior Analyst covering industrial distribution. Prior to joining Baird in 1995, he worked at the former Strong/Corneliuson Capital Management. From 2005 through 2009, Mr. Manthey was ranked by StarMine among the top three stock pickers in the trading companies and distributors industry, with number one rankings in 2006, 2007 and 2008. A CompTIA Network+ certified professional, Mr. Manthey was named one of the top 10 analysts in the Reuters survey for industrial and IT categories in 1998, and in the computers category in 2000. The surveys evaluated research coverage of small- to mid-cap companies. Mr. Manthey earned a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Indiana University, with a major in finance and a minor in management information systems.