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Remar, Inc. Welcomes Darrell Leftwich to Television Division


Remar, Inc. Welcomes Darrell Leftwich to Television Division

Hospital Grade Television Division of Remar is Expanding their Team

Lebanon, TN: Today, Remar, Inc.’s Television Division, a division of Remar that focuses on supplying hospitals with hospital and commercial grade televisions, is excited to welcome Darrell Leftwich to the team. Leftwich joins Remar as Vice President of Sales – Strategic Accounts, and will be responsible for managing and serving key national account groups.

Leftwich has over 35 years of experience serving the nation’s largest healthcare systems. He joins Remar, Inc. after 23 years with TeleHealth, most recently in the capacity of Director of Sales, National Accounts-Acute Care. He managed the HealthTrust Purchasing Group account serving member groups including HCA, Community Health Systems, Lifepoint Health, Quorum Health Corporation, Quorum Health Resources, Iasis Healthcare, Catholic Health and others.  He also served Encompass Health, formerly Healthsouth based in Birmingham, Al. He has been recognized with numerous awards over the years and will be a valuable asset to the Remar team.

Leftwich on joining the team “I am eager to be part of the Remar team. Remar is poised for incredible growth within the Television Division providing turn-key System Solutions with an unprecedented level of service and commitment to the industry. I am excited about the opportunity before us and look forward to working with the Remar team  to put my years of experience in this industry to use to make it happen.”

Nelson Remus, President, and CEO of Remar, Inc., states “We are thrilled to have Darrell on our team. His experience and know-how will be valuable as we continue to grow the Television Division.”

About Remar Television Division: Remar offers high-quality TVs for the healthcare industry. We’re an approved supplier for the Health Trust Purchasing Group.

All of our healthcare TVs are UL Hospital-Grade listed and come with a universal pillow speaker port interface. We offer TVs from the top three TV manufacturers in the world including Hisense, LG, and Samsung.

Remar is a privately held Minority-Owned Business Enterprise. For more information, visit us at www.remarinc.com.

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Remar to Acquire Prospect’s Packaging and Fulfillment Business


December 1, 2016

Prospect, a non-profit that provides support services to individuals with disabilities, announced in Mid-November that they are closing their packaging and fulfillment work center effective November 30th.  Remar is excited to announce that it is assuming Prospect’s packaging and fulfillment accounts and will be hiring several of Prospect’s employees whose positions have been eliminated.

As the state of Tennessee calls to close sheltered workshops, with the hopes of integrating people with disabilities into inclusive work environments, Prospect made the decision to close their work center. They have decided to focus their efforts on Prospect’s employment, day service, residential, and child development programs.

Remar, an industry-leading warehousing, fulfillment and packaging organization, who has had a long-standing working relationship with Prospect, is acquiring Prospect’s work center customers and a number of employees effective December 1.

Much of the day to day operations will remain the same, however, there will be some changes, for example bringing in a state-of-the-art warehouse management system to help run the operations.

When the opportunity to assume Prospect’s customers and hire their team members arose, Remar felt it was a perfect fit.  Diversity is important to Remar as a minority owned business.  The opportunity to expand our workforce to incorporate people with disabilities is another way to become a more inclusive organization and support the community at the same time

This is a win for everyone. Prospect’s customers will see very little change in the operations and there will be a seamless transition from Prospect to Remar. Many of Prospect’s employees will continue to do the work they have been trained in and are skilled at without fear of losing their employment. Prospect will get to focus on their mission and finding competitive employment that pays at least minimum wage for people with disabilities in the Lebanon area. And, Remar is expanding not only its business but is becoming an even more inclusive organization.

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Remar ISO 9001:2008 Recertified for Quality Management


LEBANON, TN  – Remar, an industry leader in fulfillment and supply chain management, has been ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 9001:2008 re-certified. Remar was first certified in December of 2005 and has maintained the certification for the past 8 years.

ISO 9000 is a series of standards, developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), that define, establish, and maintain a quality assurance system for manufacturing and service industries. ISO 9001 deals with the requirements that organizations wishing to meet the standard must fulfill.

Remar is dedicated to providing our clients with the best services available. ISO certification helps us to become a better and more efficient company while maintaining a high standard for quality.

More about Remar

Remar is an industry-leading fulfillment and supply chain management company. For nearly 20 years, fulfillment warehousing and distribution has been its core business.

With more than 250,000 sq. ft. of space and a scalable staff, Remar has the capacity and equipment to meet any packaging or assembly need. Headquartered near Nashville, TN, Remar is strategically located within a two-day ground shipping radius of 80% of the entire U.S. population.

Remar has expanded its services to include the distribution of healthcare and hospitality TV’s, panels, and electronics. In addition, Remar has established itself as an exterior sign company dedicated to healthcare, hospitality, and corporations.

Remar is a privately held, ISO 9001:2008 certified, Minority-Owned Business Enterprise. For more information, please visit: www.remarinc.com.

 

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Remar, Inc. Appoints Director of Business Development, Healthcare and Hospitality


Remar, Inc. announces the appointment of Kevin Kolff as Director of Business Development, Healthcare and Hospitality. His diverse range of experience includes the healthcare and hospitality industries, appliances and electronics, and the restaurant industry.

Kolff had previously served as Director of National Accounts for Alliance Energy Solutions in Oxford, CT, and he more recently ran his own business, Hockey Plus, a hockey equipment store located in Nashville, TN. As Director of National Accounts for Alliance, Kolff managed the sales team and was responsible for establishing healthcare industry product strategies that generated sales growth of more than $8 million in less than two years.

Prior to his position at Alliance, he served in multiple roles for nearly a decade at W.W. Grainger in Nashville, TN. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company that sells more than 1 million industrial products for facility management.

Joining Grainger as a Customer Service Manager in 1999, he was responsible for the daily operation of a regional call center and master shipping branch. He was promoted to Branch Manager in 2001, and in 2002 was responsible for growing branch sales in excess of $7 million.

He served as Grainger’s Healthcare Account Manager from 2004-2006, establishing key relationships with healthcare purchasing groups and major hospital networks. By 2005, he had exceeded his sales goals by almost 26%. He was promoted to Healthcare Corporate Sales Manager in 2006, and was responsible for managing sales for a seven-state region. He created and negotiated contracts with key hospital networks and healthcare Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), and was recognized as Top Corporate Sales Manager in 2006 and 2007.

As Regional Operations Manager for Circuit City from 1997-1999, Kolff managed nearly 40 employees who were responsible for repairing and refurbishing consumer electronics and appliances. During that time, he was recognized by his peers as National Manager of the Year.

Kolff began his sales and management career in 1992 at Taco Bell Corporation, managing eight high-volume Nashville stores as a Multi-Unit Manager, and transitioning to Market Training Manager where he trained and developed store managers and teams. He was named Market Training Manager of the Year in 1996.

At Remar, Kolff will focus on the strategic direction and growth of Remar’s healthcare industry products and services, and work with hospitals and GPO clients to better fulfill their needs. Remar is an approved supplier of exterior and interior signage products for the MedAssets, HealthTrust and Magnet GPOs, and sells HD LCD hospital-grade TVs designed specifically for the healthcare industry. Kolff will also explore new business opportunities in other industries, such as hospitality.

Nelson Remus, Remar’s president and CEO said, “We’re very excited that Kevin has joined the Remar team. Throughout the years, in a variety of different industries, he’s proven that he’s a leader in sales, as well as a leader of people. We know he’ll bring those same strengths and enthusiasm to Remar as he takes on his new role with our company.”

Kolff said, “With a background in both healthcare and hospitality, my focus will be on helping Remar enhance its sales of healthcare products and services, and exploring business opportunities for Remar in industries where we don’t currently have a presence. I’m glad to be part of such a great team.”

Born in Racine, WI, Kolff moved with his family to Cookeville, TN, at the age of six. He earned a B.A. in Business Management from Tennessee Technological University. He currently resides in Mt. Juliet, TN, with his wife and children. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking—smoking ribs, brisket and shoulders, as well as creating his own signature dish, Parmesan crusted chicken.

About Remar, Inc. Remar is a trusted leader in integrated logistics, product fulfillment, retail distribution, packaging, assembly, material support services and warehousing. Some of the nation’s most recognized organizations in the government, healthcare, electronics, computer, health and beauty, home décor, publishing, consumer goods and food industries rely on Remar for innovative solutions, outstanding customer service and complete turnkey project management.

Headquartered near Nashville, TN, Remar is strategically located within a two-day ground shipping radius of 80% of the entire U.S. population.

Remar is a privately held, ISO 9001:2008 certified, Minority-Owned Business Enterprise.

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