SMITHTOWN, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NATM Buying Corporation, a national buying co-op representing 10 regional retailers in the appliance and electronics industry, announced today the hiring of Gerald (Jerry) Satoren as the organization’s new executive director after an extensive, nationwide search. In his new position, Satoren will help lead the buying group of large regional appliance and electronics retailers.
Founded in 1970, NATM Buying Corporation (NATM) coordinates the buying and merchandising strategies for its members, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas. Over the years, NATM has been recognized as the leading buying group in the industry.
“We are excited about the future of NATM and its members,” said Scott Hymas, CEO of RC Willey Home Furnishings and NATM member. “NATM’s leadership will be embarking on an expansion plan to bring additional members into the group to complete its national footprint. Jerry will be instrumental in this expansion and will help us take NATM to the next level. He is absolutely the right person for the job.”
Currently, NATM members include Abt Electronics & Appliances, ABC Warehouse, BrandsMart USA, Cowboy Maloney’s Electric City, Curacao, Electronic Express, Nebraska Furniture Mart, P.C. Richard & Son, RC Willey Home Furnishings and Video Only.
“To be asked to represent a group of the largest and finest retailers in America is an opportunity for which I am most honored and grateful,” said Satoren. “I look forward to providing the leadership to help our members continue on the path of prosperous growth and to ensure that the NATM brand continues to be synonymous with only the biggest and the best.”