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Gloster Announces New Reps

Upscale outdoor furniture brand Gloster Furniture  has named Colleen O'Connor and Charlie Smith as regional sales representatives.

O’Connor is responsible for the Pacific Northwest Region.

“We couldn’t ask for a better situation than to have a first-year Gloster rep who already has 17 years of Gloster experience," said South Boston, Va.-based Gloster President Eric Parsons. "Colleen knows our industry, knows our company, and knows our product as though she has been our sales rep since Gloster set up shop in North America. She’s even been to our factory and the plantations in Indonesia. Having been a retailer herself for so many years, Colleen brings a special understanding of retailer and consumer needs to the table that will prove to be a huge asset to her, Gloster and the Pacific Northwest retail marketplace. I am very excited to work with and watch Colleen grow as a Gloster sales rep.”

Smith will handle Southern California.

“As a third generation sales rep in the outdoor business Charlie has grown up with furniture in his blood," Parsons said. "Under the tutelage of his father, Dean, he has been fortunate to represent many fine manufacturers in our industry as an associate rep for the past several years. Recognizing Charlie’s drive to excel at everything he does, and his proven commitment to making high-end outdoor furniture his life focus, the decision to transition responsibility for the future growth of Gloster in southern California to Charlie is the right one to make. I am very excited about the prospects that lie ahead for Charlie—and Gloster.”

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