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Push Given EVP post in Progressive Group Alliance Reorganization



{mosimage}Effective immediately, Steve Push will assume the role of executive vice president of sales and marketing for the group. Push, a 23-year group veteran, most recently led the distributor development side of the business for the company. In his new role, he will lead all sales and marketing efforts for the group, which include distributor development, category management, procurement and marketing.

Reporting directly to Push are:

  • Gary Butler, vice president, distributor development, East and PRO-C Convenience Distribution Network
  • David Lind, vice president, distributor development, Central and MUA
  • Joe Bedard, vice president, distributor development, West and Sales Service
  • Ross Violi, managing director, Buonamici International
  • Don Hughes, vice president, category management and procurement
  • Chip Spraggins, director of marketing

    "This new alignment will more closely focus all of our resources on the growth and well being of our business partners. We look forward to realizing the tremendous positive impact this new structure will have on our distributor and supplier partners and we move forward with a commitment to constantly review our organization and our resource allocation as a means to provide ever-increasing value to them," commented David Matthews, president of the alliance.

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