Carpenter, a sales veteran with extensive outdoor industry experience, manages key accounts in the Midwest.
Morrisville, N.C. (Ammoland.com) – Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC, a leading manufacturer’s representation and marketing firm with the outdoor and shooting sports markets, has promoted Chris Carpenter to Midwest Director of sales for KJ&A. Chris formerly ran the northeast territories for KJ&A in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Metro New York and Long Island, and Delaware.
“Chris has an extensive sales background on both sides of the counter,” Ken Jefferies, president of Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC commented. “From his earliest training at Wal-Mart and Bass Pro to working with another leading manufacturer’s rep group, Chris understands how the sales process works and his ability to communicate with clients from big box stores to small town retailers lends our team the upper edge when it comes to customer service.”
During Chris’ tenure at Wal-Mart, Chris had the opportunity to manage almost every department in the store and was the instructor for the first Assistant Manager training program within the district. At the Concord, North Carolina Bass Pro Shop, Chris managed sales, merchandising, staffing and scheduling for the Fishing / Fly Fishing Department. While working within another manufacturer’s rep group for eight years, Chris gained further experience representing various industry companies in the northeast from large key accounts to smaller dealer accounts.
Upon joining KJ&A, Chris continued to service the northeast corridor until KJ&A President, Ken Jefferies recently promoted Chris to manage the Midwest section of the country. As the Midwest Director of Sales, Chris is now responsible for several large key accounts, including Tractor Supply, Home Depot and Lowe’s, as well as other larger distributors and dealers. The states under his jurisdiction include Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas.
About Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC:
Located in Morrisville, North Carolina, just minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Ken Jefferies & Associates, LLC is a first class manufacturers’ representation and marketing firm servicing 37 states. KJ&A offers premier sales representation, product and program development assistance, market research, strategic planning, and public relations and marketing services for industry leading manufacturers. www.kenjefferiesandassociates.com