Nationwide Taps Knock, Promotes Weinberg


Winston-Salem, 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."


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