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Augustine to Manage CORT Government Sales

Furniture rental specialist CORT Business Services has named former U.S. Army Colonel Dan Augustine director of government sales.

Augustine will manage approximately 16 sales and support team members spread across the country. He replaces Peggy Moore, who was recently promoted to vice president of commercial sales. 
 
Prior to joining CORT, Chantilly, Va., Augustine served as vice president for Elbit Systems, an Israeli-based corporation, where he organized domestic and global sales in the United State, Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. As vice president of business development, sales and marketing for Vectronix, a Swiss/French product company, he developed and executed successful strategic and tactical business plans, reorganized and refocused business development and sales efforts to significantly diversify the customer base. Augustine also increased product line visibility resulting in double-digit increases in revenue and profits. 
 
Augustine completed a successful military career, retiring from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. He saw service in more than 20 countries as well as service on the Joint Staff and the U.S. Army Staff in the Pentagon. He commanded a battalion of 750 soldiers and participated in combat operations in Panama and the Persian Gulf. 
 
“Dan’s rich sales experience and his time serving our country in the military made him an ideal candidate to lead our government sales team,” said Jeff Pederson , president and CEO, CORT. “Military and government sales have long been a key business segment for CORT. Dan’s deep understanding of military life allows him to take a fresh approach and broaden CORT’s focus on reaching this key target group.”
 
CORT, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a leading provider of transition services, including furniture rental for home and office, event furnishings, destination services, apartment locating, touring and other services.



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