Besides the usual business of planning out the holiday season, the buying group’s vendors and big-box dealers were on hand this week in Dallas to pay tribute to outgoing NATM chief Bill Trawick, who’s helmed the group for 15 years, and to welcome aboard his successor, industry veteran Jerry Satoren.
Changing of the guard: Outgoing NATM chief Bill Trawick with his successor Jerry Satoren at the group’s annual meeting in Dallas this week
Trawick shares a laugh with Cowboy Maloney’s CEO Con Maloney.
Three generations of Richards were on hand for Trawick’s send-off. From left: Gary (the son of the son in P.C. Richard & Son); his son and CEO, Gregg; and Gregg’s son Scott
Incoming NATM chief Jerry Satoren greets Baylor University’s Isaiah Austin, a first-round NBA draft prospect who was sidelined by Marfan syndrome and will promote a new scholarship program with Haier America.
Trawick’s son, talent agent and actor Jason Trawick, flew in for the festivities.
Marty Hartunian, left, president/CEO of ABC Warehouse and newly elected NATM treasurer, with colleague Bob Fraser and Dish’s Mike Barnett
P.C. Richard’s John Pflug, left, with Samsung’s Joe Stinziano and Sam Yazdian of Electronic Express
BrandsMart USA chief merchant Randy Johnson is flanked by Samsung’s Mike Giordano, left, and Matt Evans.
Electronic Express’s Abe Yazdian, left, with Sharp president John Herrington and R.C. Willey’s Monty Peterson
Samsung appliance chief Kevin Dexter, left, with The Stevenson Company’s Jack Cruse
NATM’s outgoing support team includes Janet Viggiani, left, and longtime veteran Ada Garfinkle.
Trawick with friend and mentor Gary Richard
Cowboy Maloney’s Ralph Flood, left, with LG’s Kathy Genovese and Sam Yazdian of Electronic Express
Samsung’s Joe Stinziano with Eddie Maloney of Cowboy Maloney’s and Meridian Enterprises’ Max Wasinger