Do it Best promotes Bob Gumash

Gumash will draw on a combination of his experience with Do it Best in carrying out his new responsibilities.

Do it Best Corp. has promoted Bob Gumash to regional sales and business development manager for the northeastern United States, effective immediately. He replaces Rob Schmiedel, who was recently promoted to national sales manager.

“I’m honored to lead this outstanding regional team as we work to achieve our No. 1 goal: helping our members grow,” Gumash said. “I’m excited to combine my previous experiences as a territory manager and retail performance manager to bring an unparalleled level of service and support to our members.”

Gumash, who has been with Do it Best for 13 years, will lead a team of territory managers in the region, which includes New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland. He will also work on strengthening relationships with member-owners (new and old), as well as helping them improve retail performance.

“Bob brings the perfect mix of knowledge and enthusiasm to this role,” added Jay Brown, VP sales and business development for Do it Best Corp. “He’s proven himself in his work with both our members and our field sales staff, and we are eager to see the positive impact he’ll make in his region and throughout the co-op.”

In his most recent role, Gumash served as retail performance manager. He also worked as a territory manager for western Pennsylvania and western New York. He has more than 25 years of experience in hardware retailing, especially in store development and expansion.

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