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Richard Schultz Design announces sales organization promotions

Internal promotions prime company for 2011 and beyond

PALM, Pa. - Richard Schultz Design announced the second phase of its strategic corporate structuring designed to catapult the company, makers of classic modern furniture for the outdoors, into 2011. Three promotions within the newly formed sales organization signal the company's commitment to building and managing its network of dealer representatives, its own flagship showroom and its coverage of the critical New York tri-state territory.

 Matt Bieberich, Richard Schultz DesignMatt Bieberich
 Mark Cunningham, Richard Schultz DesignMark Cunningham
 Brooke Takacs, Richard Schultz DesignBrooke Takacs

Richard Schultz Design is unique in that it integrates design, manufacturing, marketing and sales in a company founded and operated by a leading designer. "We are an intensely design-driven company. Our heritage is rooted in a non-conformist approach that paved new paths in modern furniture design during the 1950's and 1960's," said President Peter Schultz. "Many of our classic designs are even more sought-after today than when they were new. As a result, our selling organization and dealer network need to be firmly in place to support the growth; these three internal promotions support that strategy."

Matt Bieberich promoted to national sales manager
Bieberich joined Richard Schultz Design in 2009 to focus on growing the business with the architecture and design trade in the Washington D.C. metro area. His success has resulted in deeper penetration of the design trade in this key market. With over 15 years in the home furnishings industry, he started his career as a manufacturers representative covering territories in Philadelphia and then northern California. Bieberich later opened his own business in Gaithersburg, Md. on the retail side where he spent four years of his career as a business owner. In his new role as national sales manager, he will oversee the company's domestic dealer network, reporting to company President Peter Schultz.

Mark Cunningham promoted to regional sales manager
Mark Cunningham signed on with Richard Schultz Design in 2009 as the metro New York account executive, working out of the company's newly opened flagship showroom in New York City's Decoration & Design Building. A native New Yorker with 20 years of financial services and sales experience, he holds a B.S. degree in business administration from Wheeling Jesuit University and lived and worked abroad in London for four years. Cunningham has completed the New York and London Marathons in addition to the Montauk Triathlon. He will now oversee sales for the tri-state area managing dealers and sales representatives.

Brooke Takacs promoted to metro New York account executive
Takacs is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she received a B.A. in English literature. After traveling the world and living in Brno, Czech Republic, she moved to New York City and became the lead sales assistant at British paint and wallpaper house Farrow & Ball. After just two months, she was promoted to assistant sales manager. Takacs came to Richard Schultz Design one year later looking for a challenge in the industry that she loves and has since developed strong working relationships with key design firms. She will report to Mark Cunningham. She is an avid runner who recently completed the Brooklyn Half Marathon and is involved in the NYC Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

At the beginning of 2010 the company announced the first phase of its corporate structuring with the creation of two new executive posts: Robert Kloss, certified public accountant (CPA) and certified management accountant (CMA), with over 30 years of financial and information technologies management experience, and Michael Weaker, who joined as design manager.

About Richard Schultz Design

The award-winning 1966 Collection gained worldwide recognition for its influence on modern furniture design. It earned a permanent place in some of the world's most prestigious museums, including New York's Museum of Modern Art, Paris' Louvre and London's Victoria & Albert Museum. The company headquarters and factory are located in Palm, Pa. with its first flagship showroom located in New York's Design & Decoration Building. The company adopts environmentally friendly manufacturing practices and supports "made-in-America". RSD is available worldwide through authorized furniture dealers.

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