This week Summer Classics will be holding our annual Garden Party. Garden Party is a week where dealers, sales representatives and employees gather to share in the latest news with the company and talk about the new outdoor collections for the coming year. In addition to the introduction of new collections and employees, Summer Classics also honors employees for outstanding hard work and dedication.
The theme of year’s Garden Party is, Get Passionate. The Wednesday night dinner and awards banquet will also be a beach theme where everyone in attendance will dress in bright and festive colors to celebrate the passion everyone involved with SC feels about the company and outdoor furniture.
Monday will begin the week with a company meeting to discuss the new promotions, collections and events within the company.
Recently, Summer Classics announced the promotion of four employees. Harold Hudson will become the senior VP of national accounts, Jeremy Rago will become the VP of sales and marketing and Keith Norton, VP of operations, will add management of the customer service department to his duties, Jamie Monroe will be the new Summer Classics National Sales Manager.
“Harold has been with Summer Classics for 19 years and is an industry veteran. He has already sold many of our key accounts for years in both the United States and abroad. We feel he is well suited for this new responsibility and this will take Summer Classics to the next level. The growth in national accounts at Summer Classics has been substantial and we feel Harold is the right person to sustain that initiative,” said Bew White, President of Summer Classics.
In his new role Hudson will devote his full time continuing to develop national accounts and master retailers for Summer Classics and Parker James. Hudson served as the VP of sales and marketing for the last 19 years and Rago, formerly national sales manager, will assume this role. Rago will become responsible for the wholesale dealer base, designers, showrooms and sales representatives. Hudson said, “Jeremy has been a great asset to Summer Classics for the last seven years with two years as a factory sales representative and the last five in management. He will do a great job in this role.” Hudson further stated “I have been very fortunate to develop great relationships with our dealer base and designer customers for the last several years. I will miss the daily interaction but know they are in great hands with Jeremy,”
“Keith has been with Summer Classics for two years and has made tremendous improvements in our operations area and will now being his expertise to the customer service area,” White said.
Summer Classics bases out of Montevallo, Alabama is one of the premier manufacturers of high quality outdoor furniture.