Mega Group adds five to internal, external support staff

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Mega Group USA has added five people to its internal and external support staff as its furniture and bedding business continues to grow.

Frank BeerFrank Beer
Chad FischerChad Fischer
Chad Fischer has joined as general manager of Mega’s mattress division. He most recently was national field sales manager for Serta’s America’s Mattress Gallery program, and worked six years prior to that in other capacities with Serta.

In a release Jerry Honea, executive vice president of Mega’s furniture and mattress division, said the buying group will use Fischer’s skills to grow and manage the “retail outlets within Mega throughout the country,” adding, “His mattress knowledge and retail relationships will be welcomed as we go into the marketplace for 2016.”

Robert KerstingRobert Kersting
Todd O’NeilTodd O’Neil
Also joining the staff is Frank Beer, a former RadioShack store owner and district sales manager who has been named regional manager for Mega’s Midwest region. Among other things, Beer comes with a background in hardware, appliance and furniture store retailing.

Todd O’Neil has been named regional manager for the Northeast, and Robert Kersting has been named regional manager supporting Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado.

In the 1990’s, O’Neil was a sales representative for Berkline and later joined Nebraska Furniture Mart in Omaha, Neb. In 2003, he moved to Vermont to work for Best Home Furnishings.

Kersting most recently was with Serta Mattress, and in 2015, he was among the mattress producer’s top three sales representatives, according to the release.

Ken SimonsKen Simons
In addition, Ken Simons was named regional manager over the Mid-Atlantic region. Simons joins Mega with a background in sales and marketing in the bedding and home furnishings industries. His experience includes small business ownership, retail and sales training, the group said.

“We are pleased to see the bedding and furniture industry growing and add both retail and wholesale expertise to the mix,” said Mega President Rick Bellows.

“It is now more important than ever to support independent retailers with programs and services to help a business owner thrive.”

Mega Group USA has 1,700 retail members with 3,000 stores throughout the United States.

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