Hammer Stahl has brought new sales representatives on board. The company has partnered with Joel Kasperzak and his team to represent Hammer Stahl and its cookware and cutlery assortments throughout the Southeast and during the Atlanta markets.
With the addition of Kasperzak and Associates, Hammer Stahl said it will be getting added retailer support throughout its territories.
“Joel and his team are great partners, with a strong legacy of creating value to retailers,” said Bobby Griggs, vp/Hammer Stahl. “We do have the showroom in Atlanta, but a lot of important work is done on the road and we believe in supporting our retailers in their stores.”
Joel Kasperzak has been in the industry for 31 years, working on the vendor side of the business and has 24 years of experience as a rep. Currently the company represents several lines in the housewares business. Kasperzak has direct key account responsibility as well as oversight of all associate reps.
Angie Parra covers the state of Florida and has been with the group since 2008. She has more than 20 years of merchandising experience specializing in giftware, housewares and seasonal products, both as a buyer and in key account sales. Carla Stewart joined the group in 2011 and covers west and central Florida.
Also joining the firm in 2011, Norma Stewart has 17 years of housewares industry experience. She was a territory manager for Fox Run beginning in 1998.
Jennifer Wells cover the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, west Tennessee and the Florida Panhandle. She has 21 years of experience in retail, as an independent store buyer and for 12 years as a rep in the Pacific Northwest.
Ara Clendenning, who covers South Carolina, just joined the company this year.