Winston-Salem, N.C. -
The Nationwide Marketing Group (NMG) has promoted its chief furniture merchant
Bill Bazemore from executive director to VP.
A 34-year veteran of the furniture industry, Bazemore grew
up in furniture retailing, his family having owned independent furniture stores
in Florida. He later served as VP of RSS, a Baltimore-based service buying
group, and was general manager of retail operations for a major furniture
distributor and Midwest furniture chain.
He joined Nationwide in 1999, and heads the group's
Furniture Smart division.
"To provide the level of service that we do today, we must
understand how a retailer operates. The kind of experience Bill brings to our
organization can't be taught -- either you have it or you don't," said NMG CEO
Robert Weisner. "That's why he is such a valuable member of our executive
management team and has been charged with supporting our current members and
introducing services to new furniture dealers across the U.S."
Added Bazemore: "Furniture is in my blood. I don't see
myself doing anything else."