The Reese Military Sales division of Reese Group, Inc. has been in operation for over 30 years servicing military commissaries and exchanges world-wide and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.
Larry Reese, the president of this division, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel. He served in both active and reserve status for over 26 years and has been in the food and brokerage business since his college days at East Tennessee State University where he received a B.S. in Business and was the Distinguished Military Graduate earning a Regular Army commission through ROTC. Larry heads the division and is deeply involved with every aspect of the business.
Our vice president of sales, Matt Reese, has been working for Reese Group, Inc. since high school. Upon graduation from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. degree in Business, Matt came to work for the company full-time as an account executive and has progressed “through the ranks” to his present position. Matt is responsible for the sales force of Reese Military Sales, traveling world-wide to meet with our staff and ensure coverage is maintained. He also makes sales calls and presentations at DeCA’s Marketing Business Unit and AAFES.
Angel Ramos, vice president of military sales, is a retired Civil Service with over 40 years. Angel retired from DeCA in 2011 as a Category Manager working over 28 years with the military commissary retail business. Angel is also a retired U. S. Army Sergeant Major; he served 27 years on both active duty and the Army Reserve. Angel has a B.S. degree in Business from Saint Leo University Florida. He is responsible for the Commissary liaison, working directly with buyers, category managers, and other senior members and making the Headquarters calls.
Matthew Smith, our Director of Operations, is a Major in the Tennessee Army National and has served over 22 years deploying twice with the 278th ACR. Matthew has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Elon College and a M.S.A. in General Administration from Central Michigan University. He is responsible for contracting, distributor coordination, new item presentation documents, and governmental compliance.
Rhonda M. Holmes is the Chief Financial Officer and has been with The Reese Group, Inc. since 1987. Rhonda has a BBA in Finance/Accounting and a MBE in Training and Development. Rhonda’s husband and son currently serve in the Army National Guard. She manages all accounting operations, Human Resources, and Information Systems for The Reese Group, Inc.
Bonnie Rice is responsible for the Navy Exchange (NexCom) and Marine (MCX) headquarter sales calls and is also responsible for management of in-store merchandisers and all promotion and demo efforts.
The office manager of Reese Military Sales, Trella Joiner, is a graduate of Nashville State Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Operations. She handles all aspects of the day to day office operations, accounts receivable and payable, supervision of reconciliations, and special projects.
The customer service department at Reese Military Sales is led by Kim Underwood. Kim is responsible for coordinating purchase orders, deliveries, EDI interface, and resolving general customer service requests.
In addition to the HQ staff, Reese uses the services of a world-wide sales force and maintains constant communication with them in order to ensure operations are seamless.