Almo Corporation, the nation’s leading independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, Pro A/V equipment and housewares, today announced that technology industry veteran and former Samsung Electronics North American President and CEO Tim Baxter has joined the Almo Advisory Board.
A results-oriented global leader with a successful track record of accomplishments spanning more than 35 years in the consumer electronics, telecom, mobile appliance and entertainment industries, Baxter has excelled in managing and scaling businesses and teams, complexity, crisis management, technology, leadership, change management, board roles and giving back.
“Tim brings decades of leadership success and has cultivated expertise in a wide range of areas, particularly Almo’s four core businesses – appliances, consumer electronics, Pro A/V and housewares – which enables him to provide a very unique perspective to our board,” explained Warren Chaiken, president and CEO of Almo Corporation. “Bringing Tim’s voice to the Almo Advisory Board is sure to result in a wealth of new ideas that help accelerate the goals of the board and benefit all Almo stakeholders, from our employees and suppliers to our distribution partners and the overall industries we serve.”
According to Chaiken, the Almo Advisory Board’s primary functions are to provide experienced counsel on business direction, unbiased insights and ideas from an outside perspective, and support of new business development.
“The Almo culture of family, integrity, innovation and teamwork has been a smart and successful business foundation that has served the company and its communities well for many years,” said Baxter. “As I transition to board- and advisor-related roles, I could not be happier to join the Almo Advisory Board. I look forward to working closely with the great leadership team at Almo to help create new opportunities for continued growth and success.”
As President and CEO of Samsung Electronics North America, Baxter was responsible for all aspects of the organization, including consumer electronics, mobile, marketing, customer care, B2B, services and new business in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to Samsung, Baxter held executive, marketing, product management and sales positions at Sony Corporation of America, AT&T and Lucent Technologies. He graduated from Roger Williams University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and currently serves as a Chairman of the Board of Trustees. He also holds an honorary degree from Roger Williams University and honorary doctorate from South Carolina State University. Additionally, Tim serves on the Board of Directors for the CTIA, Junior Achievement USA and the ADL-CE board, and he is active with Covenant House of NJ.
About Almo Corporation
For more than seven decades, Almo Corporation has served as the largest independent distributor of appliances, consumer electronics, professional Audio/Video equipment, furniture and housewares in the United States. Meeting the needs of retailers across the country, Almo operates nine regional distribution facilities with over 2.5 million square feet of warehousing.
Almo focuses on four major business segments or divisions. The Major Appliance and Electronics dealer channel segment works with more than 2,000 independent dealers throughout the United States distributing household name-brand products in a variety of retail categories. The Premium Appliances division works with independent retailers of luxury appliances and outdoor lifestyle products including patio furniture and BBQ grills. The Professional A/V division provides value-added technology and professional audio visual products and services to professional integrators, dealers and consultants. The Fulfillment Division is a state-of-the-art e-Commerce Fulfillment business that serves some of the largest online retailers in the country with a wide range of products. For more information, go to www.almo.com or call 800-345-2566.