Todd Evans of Merchants Sales Company, Browns Summit, NC, has announced the firm's expansion into the eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Metro market. Merchants Sales – North will launch on October 1st with Brian McCarron as Director of Sales. Brian’s experience from the broadline distribution segment includes logistics, purchasing, and most recently Director of Marketing for the largest independent broadline distributor in the Northeast. MSC – North will operate in tandem with MSC – Mid-Atlantic and MSC – South to provide principals an east coast regional sales force. Merchants Sales covers, in addition to it's new expansion, AL, DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, and Puerto Rico.
Ken Blucker of K.J.A., Inc., St. Louis, MO is celebrating 40 years at his firm, providing quality products and services to the trades it covers. "Our company will enthusiastically coach and train distribution on products we represent to maximize return to all parties in the channel, and relate honestly and equitably with manufacturers, distributors, associates and employees — always striving to meet their needs and expectations," says Ken. Ken is a Past President of MRA. K.J.A., Inc. is located in St. Louis, MO and serves MO, AR, IA, NB, KS, OK and southern IL. MRA congratulates Ken on his anniversary!
Congratulations to Doug Brown who is celebrating his 30th anniversary at D.C. Brown, Minneapolis, MN, a family-owned business founded in 1989 by Don and Lila Brown! Doug and his brother, Mike, joined shortly thereafter. In 1995 the company officially became DC Brown Incorporated. Doug says, "We have partnered with many of the most respected manufacturers in the industries we cover. Our partnerships help us develop strong relationships at both the distributor and end-user levels. Representing quality manufacturers and implementing our selling strategies results in a win/win for everyone. We will always conduct ourselves with professionalism, honesty and integrity." Doug is MRA's current Secretary-Treasurer. D.C. Brown Inc. covers MN, ND, SD, IA, NE, and western WI.