Arett Sales Announces: Personnel Changes & Promotions
PENNSAUKEN, NJ, May 3,2023 – As Arett continues to set our sights on future growth, we are thrilled to announce several promotions within Arett Sales. These individuals have demonstrated exceptional leadership, dedication, and success; we are excited to see what they can achieve in their new roles.
Within the Merchandising department, Paula Colon and Steve Marut have been promoted to the roles of Directors of Merchandising. Both Paula and Steve have been Product Merchants at Arett for over 6 years and will continue in their merchant roles while also assuming the responsibility of co-leading the Merchandising Department. Paula and Steve bring with them a wealth of experience from their early careers in retail and buyer roles. Paula spent her early career in retail working as a buyer for several companies including Fashion Bug Stores and Burlington; she transitioned into distribution prior to Arett as a Buyer for HBC Home & Hardware Products. Steve also spent his early career in various buyer roles with Best Buy and Pep Boys and, prior to joining Arett, worked at an automotive distributor and manufacturer at Onyx Enterprises.
Mike Mallon and Ann Russick are also being promoted to Sr. Product Merchants, responsible for overseeing important categories within the lawn and garden industry. Mike has an extensive career within the lawn and garden industry working for several companies including True Value, Home Depot, and BioSafe; as well Mike operated his own manufacturer rep business for several years. Mike is responsible for overseeing many important categories including Birding, Seed Starting, Repellents and Wearables, as well managing the Scotts program. Ann joined Arett in 2020 after a successful career at Spencer Gifts where she had several buying roles including as Senior Buyer before joining Arett Sales. Ann is responsible for Planters and Accessories and Garden Décor, as well as Arett’s Pottery Showcase and Terra Verde Home.
In addition, Elisa Goletz and Rena Conway have been promoted to Senior Merchandise Planners. Elisa and Rena, with Arett Sales for 17 years and 10 years, respectively, play integral roles with various components of Arett Sales. Both are go-to team members for training and questions relating to Arett’s ERP system and play a major role in managing millions of dollars of inventory and sales for Arett.
“This is the most talented Merchandising team Arett has ever had”, says Noah Chesbrough, owner of Arett Sales. “The ability to promote from within is something all companies strive for, and I’m both proud and excited to recognize the hard work, dedication, and success of these team members. I am excited to see what this team can do as Arett continues to grow into the future”. Arett Sales is currently looking to add onto the team and is seeking a Merchandising Planner. Any interested candidates should reach out to Kate Cuffee, firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information. Manufacturers should continue to go through their Merchant as their main contact at Arett and should reach out directly to Paula and Steve with any questions or opportunities.
Arett would also like to congratulate Bernie Campbell for being promoted to the role of Director of Logistics. Bernie has been an invaluable member of our team since joining the company in 2005. As the Director of Logistics, Bernie is responsible for managing the corporate freight policy, overseeing all freight expenses (inbound, outbound and import), and ensuring we have the truck capacity to complete on time deliveries. He also supports the branches by performing annual hazmat training, daily routing balancing and S2K system support. “Bernie’s positive attitude and energy have been contagious, and he has been instrumental in promoting our company’s core values,” says Noah Chesbrough. “His mantra of “Bring It On” has become a part of our company culture.”
In addition, Adam Chesbrough will be assuming the role of Executive Vice President and Noah Chesbrough as President. Adam currently oversees the Advertising, eCommerce and Information Technology departments of Arett Sales. Adam joined Arett Sales in 2018 after running his own video production company for nearly 10 years and prior to that working in a financial role with American Capital. Noah joined the company in 2010 and has served as the acting President responsible for the day-to-day operations for the company including General, Strategic and Financial Management since 2019. Lindsey Chesbrough and Mauri Librett will continue to serve as consultants and will remain on the Board of Directors for Arett Sales.
Please join us in congratulating the Arett team members on their well-deserved promotions.
About Arett Sales
Arett Sales Corporation has been a leading full-service distributor of lawn, garden, home, and holiday supplies to garden centers, hardware stores, home centers, and regional chains for more than 71 years. Arett is headquartered in Pennsauken, NJ and operates two warehouses with more than 650,000 square feet in Bristol, Connecticut and Troy, Ohio and has field salespeople in 22 states in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Mid-West areas of the US. Arett’s private label brands/divisions include: Good Tidings, Terra Verde, Terra Verde Home, Good Prod, and Greensmith.
If you would like more information about this topic, please call Kelley Williamson, Creative Director/Account Executive, at 800-257-8220, ext. 226 or via email or at www.arett.com to learn more about Arett Sales.