Mega Group USA adds two in management
February 4, 2015,
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Mega Group USA has added two new people to better serve its members, the furniture, electronics and appliance buying group said.
Fredella Prather has joined the company as field market manager with responsibilities in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Prather has 15 years of retail experience running an appliance business and more than 10 years working for Whirlpool.
“By reducing the territory sizes in our Southwest U.S. market, we will have more touches with our dealers and deliver even better support for business growth,” Mega Group USA President Rick Bellows said in a statement.
Also, Doug Stewart has joined the group as director of training and business development, a new position. He reports to Mallory Parker, vice president of business services.
Stewart most recently worked for Guardsman and before that, worked in a family furniture business, Monks Furniture in Raleigh, N.C. He eventually owned the business, which is now under new ownership.
“Doug is high energy and passionate about the independent retail channel,” Mega Group USA said in a release, adding that he will continue to write educational and training articles for his blog and various industry publications.
Mega Group USA has more than 1,600 retail members with 3,000 U.S. stores.
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