A Podcast Dedicated to Industrial Suppliers

Are you an industrial distributor or manufacturer? There’s only one podcast that focuses on the issues you care about most, and you found it! It’s time to grow your business, drive positive change, and build a legacy that stands the test of time.

How to Subscribe

You can watch, listen, or read episodes of The Takeover whenever you want. Regardless of HOW you tune-in, the best way to enjoy the show is to subscribe on your favorite channel. If you have a smart TV you can watch us on YouTube as you unwind in the comfort of your living room – or – you can stream the podcast while you workout or walk the dog. You can subscribe to Audio Only version of The Takeover on iTunes, Soundcloud, or any pod-catcher app of your choice. Thank you for subscribing to the show!


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The Takeover Blog

Helpful tips and in-depth strategies to help you grow your business.
Written and produced for independent suppliers and distributors.

If you’re looking for some helpful advice, grab a cup of coffee (or a nice glass of red), sit back, and enjoy.

Episode 13: The Only Number That Matters with Wayne Johnson

There’s only one metric that really matters! Net Profit or EBIDTA is the magic formula for growth. Profit allows you to reinvest in your sales, marketing, and people to add rocket fuel to your business. On this episode, Wayne Johnson joins us in the studio to talk about some practical steps you can take to begin managing for the bottom line. … Read More

Episode 12: Why Traditional Distributors Suck at eCommerce

Frustrated with a lack of results in your online store? Have you been thinking that eCommerce just isn’t for your business? You may be right! Learn more about why Traditional Industrial Distributors suck at eCommerce and what to do about it. 3 Reasons Why Traditional Industrial Distributors SUCK at eCommerce … Read More

Episode 11: eCommerce Shipping Strategies for Industrial Distributors

How do you save and make money on eCommerce shipping and freight charges without going nuts on data? Learn more on this episode of The Takeover. Good, Better, and Best Shipping Strategies for Industrial Distributors Want to keep more of the money you make online? Navigating the complicated world of eCommerce … Read More

About The Takeover

A Show FOR Industrial Entrepreneurs BY Industrial Entrepreneurs


Welcome to The Takeover and thank you for listening. I created this show to help industrial entrepreneurs grow their business, drive positive change, and build a legacy that stands the test of time.

If you are an entrepreneur in the industrial supply world, you have a pioneer spirit, an insatiable appetite for improvement, and a heartfelt dedication to your family, employees, and the world of industrial supply.

The Takeover is more than another podcast featuring industry experts discussing ways to thrive in today’s economy…


It’s about attitude.

This show is going to draw a line in the sand between the tigers and the tabbies. We believe tigers starve last in a competitive environment, and we want industrial tigers of all shapes and sizes to benefit from the ideas shared on this show. There are countless industrial suppliers and distributors out there treading water and doing business the same way they did for the last 15, 25, or 100 years.


This show is NOT for the status quo.

I created this show for me. I am the industrial CEO who wants to become a great leader at work and at home. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, I saw first-hand what it takes to build an eight-figure industrial enterprise from the ground up. I’ve learned a lot along the way, but I am still learning, and I still have an adventure ahead of me. I’m guessing you do as well.


Join me on this journey!

Together, we’re going to learn from some of the most influential voices in our industry. We’ll also bring in some outside thought-leaders from other areas of business acumen such as logistics, manufacturing, leadership, finance, sales, and marketing.

Finally, you will get to see the family business dynamic play out, as my father and fellow CEO, Wayne Johnson, will join me as a regular guest on the show.

We’re going to cover a wide range of topics related to leadership, but this isn’t just another leadership podcast. This show is for industrial executives by industrial executives, and that means we’re going to relate everything we talk about back to your business and your role.


This is The Takeover.

How to Get The Most Out of The Takeover Podcast


1. Subscribe So You Never Miss An Episode

Like what you’re hearing on The Takeover? Don’t forget to subscribe on our blog, iTunes, YouTube, or wherever you are listening / watching the show. The best way to make sure you never miss an episode is to hit subscribe. While you’re there, please leave us a rating and review. We don’t charge for this show, and I promise to never ask you to pay a dime for our content. The only thing I ask is that you leave us a rating, review, and share this show with your network of industrial executives. You’re awesome!

2. Take Action And Live What You Listen

I hope the podcast is entertaining. We’re always going to keep it light so you can listen to the show while you’re doing household chores or working out. However, if you want to get the most out of The Takeover, you should definitely take action. Each episode has a call to action. Sometimes that means following a guest on social media, investigating a new technology, or firing your accountant (just kidding… maybe)! Whatever it is, don’t be a listener only. This show is about driving change so you can build a legacy for yourself and your business. That doesn’t happen without intentional effort.

3. Discuss With Your Leadership Team

Do you have a regular time when you can work on the business with your leadership team, peers, or partners? If you’re not doing this, you’re going to fall behind. I suggest bringing the conversations we have on The Takeover to your next strategic meeting. To make this easy, we’ve created show notes for every episode. You can find these under the PODCAST tab. There, you can share the content or download and print the notes so you can take them to your next meeting.


Thanks for tuning in. Seize the moment. Build for legacy!

Be a Guest on The Show

Share Your Thought Leadership and Promote Your Brand


If you are a thought leader in your product or service category, we would love to discuss the possibility of having you as a guest on a future episode. Each conversational episode is 20-25 minutes in length and our recording times are flexible. We use Join.Me to host a web conference interview, and we ask that you have the ability to use a webcam (for the video version of the show) along with a high-speed internet connection and quality microphone. Most Bluetooth or wired headsets work just fine. Fill out the form on this page or contact Matt Johnson for more details.


Advertising Opportunities

Are you looking reach and influence distributor and suppliers in the safety, industrial, and MRO industry? With over 5,000 subscribers, The Takeover is one of the most frequently downloaded and watched shows dedicated to OUR industry. If you are interested in advertising in either the audio or video versions of The Takeover, contact Matt Johnson for more details.