ST. LOUIS–Magnet Works, a provider of indoor and outdoor home décor accessories, has hired Debbie Glud as national sales manager.
Prior to Glud’s appointment, sales management was handled by Tammy Hickel, former vice president of sales and marketing. In September, Hickel was promoted to executive vice president and general manager. Glud reports to Hickel.
Glud is a 20-year veteran of the gift industry, having boosted sales on behalf of retailers, representative organizations and manufacturers alike, according to Magnet Works. Before joining Magnet Works, Glud served as director of sales for Lineworks Family of Reps, which represents Magnet Works in several Eastern states. In her new role, Glud will lead Magnet Works’ network of over 100 independent sales representatives across the country. Glud is also responsible for all hiring and training of sales team members, attending trade shows, and developing customer relationships and sales opportunities.
“Debbie’s commitment to serving independent retailers is second to none. She has a great understanding of our products and our customers. Plus, her wealth of experience and fresh perspective will add both value and energy to our company,” Hickel said.