HRG Introduces New Business Development Manager

November 10, 2014By News

November 11, 2014 — Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) announces the addition of Steven Choate as their new business development manager. Working under the director of business development, Choate will focus on building and maintaining the company’s relationships with health, beauty, and wellness (HBW) manufacturers and will work with these clients to identify solutions that will develop their brands, increase distribution, and build sales.

Steve ChoateChoate brings over twenty years of experience in category and product management for drug and grocery to the Hamacher team, and most recently served as director of general merchandise/health and beauty for a large regional Midwestern grocer. Choate’s in-depth knowledge of the HBW marketplace uniquely positions him to understand the challenges and opportunities facing manufacturers in this landscape, and to collaborate with them to strengthen and grow their businesses and brands.

“I am very excited to work with manufacturers in this role in order to address the needs I’ve observed (from them) during my years in the industry,” says Choate. “Many manufacturers struggle at times with various aspects of their strategy, and I look forward to connecting them with the opportunities that can assist them in meeting their goals.”

“An industry veteran like Steve is a welcome addition to our business development team,” says Dawn Vogelsang, president and member of the owner’s group. “We look forward to the ‘insider’s view’ he will offer our manufacturer clients, and are confident his knowledge of and connections to our industry will help manufacturers succeed.”

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