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Ron Cooper Named Executive Board Member Of GNYHFA

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By Ron Cooper
director of sales and marketing
Profit Management Promotions

Ron Cooper, Director of Sales & Marketing at Profit Management Promotions has been named Executive Board Member of Greater New York Home Furnishings Association.

Ron Cooper has more than 25 years' experience as a retail store owner and marketer of bedding and home furnishings products. He is responsible for overseeing all aspects of PMP's business development program, as well as ongoing customer relationship management. His activities include coordinating the firm's involvement in industry trade shows and special events - as well as advancing the firm's thought-leadership initiatives via seminars, public relations, and other forms of market outreach.

Ron began his career in the waterbed industry as sales manager for Royal Waterbeds in Irvington, NJ.

In this role he was responsible for establishing waterbed departments in specialty sleep shops, while coordinating all aspects of product distribution, inventory control, and customer service. He also designed a comprehensive turn-key program offering for waterbed sales that was marketed to traditional retail bedding outlets.

Following this position, Ron replicated the turnkey business model in forming his own company, Flotation Design. He forged new contractual relationships with vendors that had been affiliated with the now-defunct Royal Waterbeds brand and steadily grew Flotation Design over a seven-year period.  From 1997 to 2004, Ron operated Big's Bedrooms in Yonkers - a youth-bedroom store that became recognized as one of the industry's leading outlets in terms of in-store design and revenues per square foot.

Ron actively participates in all major national and regional trade events attended by home furnishings industry professionals. He and his colleagues at PMP are members of the National Home Furnishings Association, the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association, and multiple regional groups serving the home furnishings market. Visit Profit Management Promotions at www.pmpsales.com or call 845-826-0054

Ron holds a degree in Business Management from Pace University in New York.

“Ron will be a great asset to our association with his extensive retail background, as we try to grow our membership to include more retailers from the Greater New York market” said Abraham Feinblum, President of GNYHFA. 

About GNYHFA: The Greater New York Home Furnishings Association has served Home Furnishings Retailers, Reps, Manufacturers and Suppliers to the industry for over 60 years. Affiliated with IHFRA, the GNYHFA offers many programs and networking opportunities.  GNYHFA’s goal for 2011 and 2012 is to grow its membership by offering new and innovative product and service discounts to assist it’s members in running their businesses in this challenging economy

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