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Nexstep Commercial Products, exclusive licensee of O-Cedar, has hired Lee Bernhardt as its director of sales.

In his new role, Bernhardt will oversee Nexstep’s sales in the New York Metropolitan area, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina

Bernhardt was born in New Jersey and attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island, and SUNY Oswego in Oswego, New York. He started his career in sales management with Mima Towel and Supply, a microfiber manufacturer in New Jersey. After moving to Florida, Lee worked for The Buck Newell Company in Miami as a manufacturer representative and then for Dade Paper as a health care account manager covering South Florida. Most recently he worked for Mac Papers as an account manager.

Bernhardt and his wife of four years, Kelsey, have enjoyed many trips to the Florida Keys. Now they spend time at the beach near their home with their 15-month-old son James. Ocean fishing is one of Lee’s favorite hobbies.

Bernhardt is excited to be working at Nexstep and says he “looks forward to working with a company who has such a rich history, brand awareness and high quality products.”