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Nationwide Taps Knock, Promotes Weinberg

N.C. – Nationwide Marketing Group has hired Electrolux exec Jeff Knock as marketing
senior VP for appliances and promoted Richard Weinberg to merchandising senior
VP for appliances, a new position.

Knock, a 22-year
appliance veteran who was most recently sales director of Electrolux, replaces
Adam Thomas, who has left the firm. At Electrolux Knock worked closely with
Nationwide and its members, the group said.

Weinberg, former
merchandising VP at Nationwide, has been on its leadership since 1993.

Earlier this year,
Dave Bilas was named executive VP of appliances and electronics at Nationwide.
Both Knock and Richard Weinberg will report directly to Bilas.

“Bringing on new
talent and promoting from within our organization will keep our perspective
fresh, innovative and exciting and allow us to continue to be the driving force
behind the success of the independent dealer,” said Robert Weisner, CEO of
Nationwide Marketing Group.

Bilas said in the
same prepared statement, “There is no coincidence that Nationwide represents
over 60 percent of the independent appliance buying group dealers in America.
Our leadership team understands the challenges independents face in sales and
profitability. So we continually invest in our resources, programs and people
in order to enhance what we provide to our members.”