Thank you for visiting our website. In 2013, Matson Sales Group was formed. Matt Weinberg and Jason Kovler joined forces to create Matson Sales Group. Matson Sales Group represents companies that make fun, creative and innovative products. We care about the products we sell and most of all, who we are selling them to. It is our goal and mission to continue the growth and expansion of Matson Sales Group.
In 1970 Stanley Weinberg, Matt's father, started working at Shapiro Schiffman Sales . They were toy manufacturer representatives for the New England and the Mid-Atlantic states. In the 1990's Stanley joined forces with 2 other partners and started Almist Sales. They were one of the most respected sales groups around. Matt loved toys and loved the toys his dad brought home for him to test. He knew then what he wanted to be when he grew up.
In 1996, Matt began his career as a Sales Representative at Almist Sales. He quickly got his feet wet by driving to each account, meeting the owners of specialty stores, from pool stores and surf shops to toy stores, from Cape Cod, MA to Ocean City, MD. Creating and maintaining a great relationship is something that he is most proud of. Matt's hard work paid off.
In 1993, Jason started working at Toys... the Store in Princeton, NJ. Immediately, he was hooked on the toy business. After five years working in retail Jason decided to move on and became a sales representative. In 1999, Almist Sales was in need for a new sales representative. Matt instantly thought of Jason Kovler. Jason started at Almist as a specialty toy store and pool store representative covering six states. Jason then progressed to managing online accounts as well as Mass Merchants and off price retailers.
Matt and Jason not only have a wonderful work relationship, but they are also great friends. We are like Batman and Robin, Bert and Ernie, Bo and Luke Duke. Not only do we have a great friendship but we also have a great amount of respect for each other. Both Jason and Matt have grown their account bases to now calling on the premier retailers in the United States.
We pride ourselves on learning from the great ones in this business. They have helped form and shape who we are today. For that, we are extremely grateful. From hand writing orders with pencil and paper of yesterday, to tablets and smartphones of today, Matson Sales Group is excited to see where tomorrow brings us!
Matt and Jason
Diana Di Gioia
Matt Weinberg, President
As a kid, I was a tv junkie. I can still name the weekly tv line up. My favorite show was the "Six Million Dollar Man". I loved playing with the Steve Austin doll. I also loved playing with my Playmobile western set. It had cowboys, horses and forts. It was the best!!
Jason Kovler, Vice President
When I was young, my favorite thing was riding down the street in my Big Wheels. I would race down the street, pull up on the handle and do a 360. I rode that bike until the front wheel fell off.
Stacey Barker, Sales Coordinator
Growing up I had 2 favorite toys. Paddington Bear, which I put make-up on, dressed as a girl and affectionately called Cynthia. (In memory of my favorite bear, I currently have 3 Paddington's, including 1 that is dated the year I was born). My other favorite toy was the original orange Easy Bake Oven. After school, I would make cakes and cookies for my brother and I to share. I still make cake creations today, but not by the heat of a light bulb.
Diana Di Gioia, Sales Representative
When I was a little girl, my favorite toy was the Skip-It. I would spend my days skipping everywhere. My all-time high record is 999 (the counter couldn't go any further). My Skip-It was retired when I ran it into the ground too often.
Heather Weinberg, Sales Support
As a kid, I would spend hours playing with my Smurf Village, Cabbage Patch and Barbie dolls or riding my banana seat bicycle, but without a doubt my favorite was and will always be Erik the monkey. Erik has never left my side. He went to college with me, he was even in my wedding!! These days, Erik gets snuggles from my daughter.
Debbie Chustckie, Accounting
Growing up on the streets of Brooklyn, I loved to be outside either playing jump rope or riding my bicycle all over the neighborhood (ok, it was a one block radius). When I was done, and if not in tow, I would go inside and play with my Barbie dolls.
We believe that people should give back to their communities whenever possible.
Our employees have volunteered at food banks, "Toys for Tots" drives, coaching and girl scouts. We also make donations to New Jersey based camps and schools.
Matsons Sales Group supports The Ronald McDonald House Charities in New Brunswick, NJ. The Ronald McDonald House Charities mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. We believe that when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community, and ultimately the world.
If you would like to join Matson Sales Group in supporting the The Ronald McDonald House Charities, please contact us or visit http://www.rmhc.com.
Matson Sales Groups will work with your college advisor to start your internship. We offer internships in marketing, sales assistants, sales associates, sales planning and business planning. For more information email us at email@example.com or call 888.277.0201 .
October 2013 - Dallas Toy Fair
November 2013 - National Pool & Spa Show
January 2014 - Atlantic City Pool Show
February 2014 - International Toy Fair, NYC
For more information on Matson Sales Group for toy or sporting goods representation please call us at 888-277-0201. We look forward to hearing from you. You may also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.