By Lisa Johnston
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Clarksville, Ga. – Nationwide East, a regional division of the Nationwide Marketing Group, continued its territory management team expansion with the addition of industry veteran Mike Coates.
Coates, who has 40 years’ experience in retail, distribution and manufacturing, joins the buying group from BrandSource, where he managed that group’s Mid-America chapter.
Nationwide East said his strong vendor relationships and background in the furniture, majap and CE industries will help support the group’s membership drive within its territory, which covers the eastern third of the country.
His appointment follows the additions of David Crow, Dean Hanby and Mike Hauer to the group’s field team earlier this month.
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