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New River Casual Furniture Appoints New Sales Team

Furniture World Magazine


New River Casual Furniture announced a new partnership with a team of U.S. sales representatives as part of their commitment to exceptional customer service, effective account management and expert product support in the retail channel. The new team members (and the regions they cover) include: -Brett French & John Wade – Georgia, Alabama, Florida Panhandle -Jim Murray – North Carolina, South Carolina -Richard Sherwood, Casual Sales – Eastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia Sharon Lofton – Indiana, Kentucky -Doug Zeller, Doug Zeller & Associates – Western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan -Fred Gilbert, Casual Resources – New England, New York, North New Jersey -Paul Crews – Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas -Robert & Tom Durden – Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska -Paul Lyman, Paul Lyman Companies – Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota -Paul Geiseman – Illinois, Wisconsin -John & Teresa Huff – Texas, Oklahoma -Gary Moretti, GSM Marketing Group – Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico -Sam Velasquez – California, Nevada, Arizona “These new appointees represent a proven, highly regarded group of casual furniture sales representatives who complement our innovative, functional and handcrafted product line for the 2005-06 season,” said Michael Mettendorf, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “These are loyal professionals with extensive experience and strong buyer relationships, as well as great enthusiasm for well-designed casual furniture products in the supply chain. These skilled sales professionals will be instrumental in generating growth and revenue for New River Casual Furniture as we launch our product line this year. We feel fortunate to have forged these important partnerships to help establish our vital link with the retail market,” Mettendorf said. New River Casual Furniture, through its parent company, Dabol, designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of high-quality casual furniture made from Brazilian Cherry (referred to as the “Teak Alternative” due to similar weathering characteristics) as well as Brazilian Maple. The company’s soon-to-unveil product offering consists of more than 150 SKUs and multiple collections for its “Outdoor Lifestyle” and “Easy Living” Indoor Collections. New River Casual Furniture offers you the choice between readily available inventory from our Norfolk, VA, distribution center or the value of a direct- import- container program. Our founders bring over 70 years of combined experience, an extensive heritage in woodworking and an unparalleled passion for quality, handcrafted furniture. This passion, coupled with many years of design and furniture-manufacturing experience, has allowed us to carefully manage costs, thus delivering high quality to our customers at a great value.