September 9, 2013
PRIDE MOBILITY BOLSTERS RETAIL MOBILITY LEADERSHIP TEAM
Exeter, PA - September 9, 2013 - Pride Mobility Products® Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Stuart Robinson as National Sales Manager, Retail Mobility, and the promotions of Brett Shoemaker to Director, Retail Mobility Sales, and Cy Corgan to Director, Strategic Accounts. Mr. Robinson, Mr. Shoemaker, and Mr. Corgan will work directly with Andrew Pyrih, Senior Vice President, Domestic Sales, on overseeing Pride Mobility's new retail sales strategies to further support the needs of providers and help them succeed.
As National Sales Manager, Retail Mobility, Mr. Robinson will be responsible for managing relationships with providers and developing sales business strategies to meet Pride's marketshare goals for standard power, lift chairs, mobility scooters, and lifts and ramps. Mr. Robinson will manage, develop, mentor, and recruit retail mobility sales representatives and independent representatives while ensuring maximum territory coverage and strategic travel rotation. Mr. Robinson will also be instrumental in Pride's future product development by collaborating with consumers, providers, and the Pride Corporate leadership team.
As Director, Retail Mobility Sales, Mr. Shoemaker will be responsible for directing Pride's inside sales team to grow domestic sales and marketshare of lift chairs, mobility scooters, and lifts and ramps through strong provider relationships and consistent strategies. Mr. Shoemaker will also work to continuously enhance the provider experience with Pride and ensure ease of doing business.
As Director, Strategic Accounts, Mr. Corgan will be responsible for developing better partnerships with our existing key retail customers, improving the customer experience through field intelligence, and strategic development of sales opportunities with potential retail customers.
"At Pride, we are implementing a retail mobility leadership team that I am confident will take sales effectiveness and efficiency to the next level," Mr. Pyrih said. "We are excited to welcome Stuart with his proven track record of building a national healthcare sales force to the Pride team, to further utilize Brett's business leadership and experience within Research and Development, and to highlight Cy's impressive tenure with Pride and commitment to building lasting relationships with our providers. Retail mobility at Pride is back and better than ever, and we are working diligently to better support our customers and continuously deliver product innovations that will help them to identify and convert opportunities that increase cash flow in this challenging marketplace."
Mr. Robinson brings over 14 years of sales expertise to Pride. He initially launched his career as an account executive with UCG Technology, a computer programming services company. Mr. Robinson has worked for such notable companies as MCI, Inc., a telecommunication applications and services business, and Sybron Dental Specialties, a manufacturer of dental instruments, and has experience in building and managing a healthcare sales force in the United States and Canada. Most recently, Mr. Robinson served as Sales Director for group practices and national accounts with DMG America, a dental leader in restorative products, where he was responsible for advancing sales in North America.
Mr. Shoemaker has worked for Pride since November 2008 in various management capacities. He began with the company as General Manager, Pride NEPA, where he oversaw the operations of the regional distribution center to ensure Pride met or exceeded all production, quality, and productivity goals, and maintained compliance with all regulatory requirements. Mr. Shoemaker was later named Director, Pride Quality, and was responsible for the development and deployment of robust business processes that supported continuous improvement in Pride's Quality performance. In his most recent position as Director, Pride Products, Mr. Shoemaker worked within the company's Research and Development department and oversaw the development of the lifts and ramps product line.
Mr. Corgan has been a vital part of Pride's sales leadership team since March 2002 as National Sales Manager where he oversaw the sales operations for lift chairs, mobility scooters, and standard power. He was later promoted to National Sales Director, Retail Mobility, and was responsible for domestic sales of lift chairs, scooters, and lifts and ramps. Most recently, Mr. Corgan served as Director, Retail Mobility Sales, and was responsible for directing Pride's inside sales team to grow domestic sales and marketshare through strong provider relationships and consistent strategies.
Pride Mobility Products® Corporation is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of mobility products including Jazzy® Power Chairs, Pride® Mobility Scooters, Pride® Lift Chairs, and Pride® Lifts and Ramps. Quantum Rehab®, a Pride Mobility Products Corporation company, manufactures innovative, complex rehab solutions. The company, headquartered in Exeter, Pa., also has operations in Australia, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Pride Mobility is dedicated to providing expertly designed, engineered, and tested products incorporating technologically innovative, intelligent features enabling consumers to achieve their mobility goals.