LENOIR, N.C.–Bernhardt Furniture has promoted Beverly Brooks to national sales manager for residential sales. Brooks joined Bernhardt in 1976, and most recently she was director of national retail sales & development.
In her new post, Brooks will focus primarily on opening new accounts, growing key specialty and national accounts and assist in directing the efforts of the residential sales force. Reporting to Alex Bernhardt, Jr., president of Bernhardt Residential, she will be responsible for sales of both residential casegoods and upholstery working closely with key management in each division. The promotion signifies the success Brooks has had in helping to grow and shape the sales initiatives at Bernhardt.
Continuing the tradition of family involvement for which Bernhardt is known, Brooks is the third generation of her family to have served Bernhardt. Her father, John B. Smith, Jr., retired after 38 years of service to the company.