Shaffer Distributing has announced the retirement of longtime sales veteran Dennis Stern (left). With 39 years in the business, Dennis worked out of the dealership’s St. Louis office. He entered the industry in 1988 when he joined the sales team of J&J Distributors, and stayed on when Shaffer acquired the company later that year.
Shaffer execs say Dennis has consistently been a strong sales performer, and has developed many strong personal relationships with his customers over the years. His last day is April 29, and Shaffer hopes to celebrate his career and wish him the very best.
Mike Carr will take over Sterns’ role as a sales rep for the St. Louis branch. He’ll be responsible for executing sales strategies and leading customer development initiatives for the Greater St. Louis area and beyond. Most recently, Mike was an independent agency manager for multiple sports licensed products. Prior to that, he worked with Adidas/Reebok in various sales roles and spent 10 years in Major League Baseball with the Oakland Athletics and Florida Marlins.
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