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Mike Runnells Joins Foremost Groups

Friday, April 22, 2016

Foremost Groups is pleased to announce that Mike Runnells has recently joined Foremost Groups as National Sales manager for the Outdoor Division – Specialty Channel.

As National Sales manager (Outdoor Division), Mike will be directly responsible for developing and implementing the Veranda Classics sales programs, management of the sales force, and servicing a nationwide specialty customer base. He will create, expand and enhance training and development tools and programs at the retail level, and coordinate closely the customer needs with the PD&D department.

He comes to Foremost Groups with over 40 years of experience in the outdoor furniture and retail industries, including 14 years of owning and operating his outdoor manufacturing facility. Mike was most recently a Summer Classics sales representative for the Florida/Caribbean territory, where he showed outstanding success in sales leadership, as well as working with representatives around the country in training and development programs.

“I am excited to have someone of Mike’s caliber join our team in this critical leadership position as we continue to expand our resources to support the growth and needs of our valued customers specifically within this channel,” said Tim Anderson, EVP Home Division. 

About Foremost Groups

East Hanover, N.J.-based Foremost Groups was formed in 1988 around a simple principle, “To satisfy our customers with stylish, innovative products supported by efficient, friendly service.”

In the years that followed, the company has held true to its mission, developing four product divisions (Bathroom Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Indoor Furniture and Food Service Equipment) producing world-class goods that offer superior design, engineering and value for consumers and industry.

Foremost is a North American company with offices and distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada. Its products do not stand alone in the marketplace, but are backed by an international workforce dedicated to quality and service in everything that carries the FOREMOST brands. To learn more about Foremost Outdoor and Veranda Classics by Foremost, visit, or contact Johma Lim, (973) 581-7316, or email.

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