Representative Membership

Member Directory (accessible with membership)
Representative Membership Directory - the #1 source used by manufacturers looking for independent sales representatives. It is searchable by last name, market or territory.

Manufacturer Membership Directory - searchable by comapny name and market


One of the most compelling reasons to join... yet it is the most intangible. HIRA members share the same concerns, problems and successes in business that you may have. It is part of the "synergy" you will receive as a HIRA member. Not only will you meet movers and shakers in the industry, but you will get to know fellow representatives with whom you have a lot in common.

What our members are saying:
"HIRAs' services, industry updates, introduction to new manufacturers and technical information are all important. But the most significant advantage is networking with compatriots and learning from professionals who are in similar yet non-competitive positions." 
Thomas Vollmer, CPMR
HIRA Past President

HIRA Annual Conference
Filled with industry speakers, educational workshops, networking and manufacturer exhibits. This is a great opportunity to learn, network, and stay up to date with industry changes.

Our annual conference offers something for the representive (IMR - independent manufacturer representative) as well as the manufacturer.

Line Available Ad Posting
HIRA receives inquires from member and non member manufacturers interested in the services of HIRA manufacturer representative members or member firms. On Tuesday of each week the HIRA office emails the details of those inquiries to the entire representative membership. Current Line Available Ads are also available for veiwing on the HIRA website.

Sales and Management Articles
Interesting and timely articles on sales and management techniques offered in our monthly newsletter and on the HIRA website.

Specimen Contract (available to members only)
Offered to guide you and your legal counsel in preparing an agreement between your company and your chosen representation

Member Only Benefits
HIRA continually seeks to upgrade its various member benefits.

Legal Advice (available to members only)
HIRA has arranged legal services with a "Go To" law firm for manufacturer representtaives. They have over 70 years of combined experience representing manufacturers' representatives and their associations. They offer: free 20 minute - no obligation consultation, no pre-enrollment of enrollment fees, nationwide representation, flat fee for many standard service, plus much more

Interview Questions  (available to members only)
A list of interview questions to assist you in selecting the right representation to fit your needs

Certification Program
HIRA supports the Manufacturer's Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF), which sponsors the professional certification program: Certified Professional Manufacturers Representative (CPMR). This designation is earned after intensive coursework over a three-year period. Numerous HIRA members have earned this prestigious designation.

Representative Member Application