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."