AVB industry honoree Paul Roth (far right), seen here at last year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with Whirlpool’s Mark Hecht (since retired) and sales strategy & operations director Jennifer Johnson.
By Alan Wolf, YSN
AVB’s very own director of merchandising Paul Roth has been saluted by Dealerscope magazine as one of the eight Most Influential Buyers in the industry.
The annual award, announced in the publication’s August issue, recognizes top merchants as industry “conductors” who provide direction by finding new products, models and vendors. Nominated by their peers, Roth and his seven fellow honorees were also lauded for their “outstanding connections with others in the industry,” in addition to their familiarity with the product landscape.
Roth joined AVB/BrandSource more than 12 years ago after spending a decade at a national retailer and has never looked back. “Independent retail buyers like myself have a broad scope of responsibilities that include relationships, purchasing, marketing, leadership, merchandising and logistics,” he told Dealerscope. “Due to the streamlined structure of independent retail organizations, I have worn many hats … Assisting independent retailers gives me the honor of helping others achieve the American dream by running a profitable business.”
Roth added that he has been “truly humbled to play a part in the bottom-line success” of BrandSource members and looks forward to continuing his journey with the group as it adapts to an ever-evolving marketplace.
Hear, hear! Congratulations, Paul…
BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, mattress, furniture and CE dealers.