Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) August 19, 2013
Metro Appliances & More congratulates two staff members on their recent promotions to regional general manager. Eddie Craven and Dave Wicklund took on their new positions and titles with the company effective August 1, 2013. The regional general manager will provide a consistent go-to marketing strategy for all locations by providing greater efficiencies and a fluid message across all 11 locations.
“Metro Appliances & More continues to be a growing, thriving company across the Midwest. Adding the new regional general manager position will help us to streamline business processes and improve the customer experience,” said Judy Bilyeu, Corporate Marketing Director for Metro Appliances & More. “As an employee-owned company, each team member understands the work and dedication they put forth every day makes a difference to the bottom line as well as to our continued growth.”
Eddie Craven joined Metro Appliances & More in 2003 at the Little Rock store, and worked there until being promoted to opening manager of a new location in Jonesboro, Ark., three years ago. He has since moved back to Little Rock’s larger store and continues to manage that location. Craven is now over the southern region for Metro Appliances & More, which includes Edmond, Okla., Oklahoma City, Okla., Little Rock, Ark., Jonesboro, Ark., and Memphis, Tenn.
Dave Wicklund’s career at Metro Appliances & More began in 2008 as general manager for the Springdale, Ark. location. Prior to Metro Appliances & More, his extensive career in the appliance industry includes six years with Maytag Corporation and eight years with Whirlpool Corporation, where he was promoted on numerous occasions from contract account manager to senior merchandising manager. Wicklund’s northern region includes stores in Springdale, Ark., Springfield, Mo., Joplin, Mo., Tulsa, Okla., and Wichita, Kans.
Employee-owned Metro Appliances & More was originally formed as Metro Builders Supply in 1974 by Nick Stavros of Tulsa, Okla. Stavros began the company selling appliances out of his garage to builders. His vision continues as Metro Appliances & More is now recognized as the largest appliance dealership of its kind in the nation. The company will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2014. For more information visit our websites MetroAppliancesAndMore.com and MetroOutdoorLiving.com.