Hey, terrific ideas. Raise the prices and fire the distributors. You must work for 3M or MSA.
Fire the distributors. Sure, and replace them with a sales force of several hundred and add a few million to the budget for travel expenses. We should have them all hired and trained by about, oh, the time it takes 3M to grab our entire market share.
Raise the prices. Great idea, when we are still back ordered by 6 weeks and have nothing available to sell now to new customers. The 3M reps would like nothing more than a big APT price increase when pitching for orders that will not be delivered for several weeks.
Just buy the stock, let management run the company.