FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Surplus Exchange Names Troay Strong as Executive Director Veteran retail executive brings deep consumer electronics and operational leadership experience
KANSAS CITY, MO, Oct. 5, 2018 — The Surplus Exchange (“Surplus Exchange”) today announced that Troay Strong will become the company’s new Executive Director, effective immediately. Troay will assume responsibility for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization including operations, marketing and community outreach. “We are excited to have the caliber of talent Troay brings to Surplus Exchange which will help us build our brand and impact in the communities we serve,” said Nancy Frazee, Surplus Exchange’s Board CoChair with Jessie Merrigan. “Troay not only brings a history of store leadership accomplishments from the consumer electronics and retail industries, he has a strong record of building local partnerships to turn ideas into results. He will play a vital role in shaping our strategy and helping Surplus Exchange achieve sustainable growth serving the Kansas City community.”
“I am excited to join the Surplus Exchange team! I believe we are uniquely positioned to expand our business reach in both sales and our philanthropic initiatives,” Troay said. “My goal is to help Surplus Exchange become the preeminent recycle/re-purpose facilitator in the community with a broad reach in protecting the environment and supporting economic development programs including digital equity.”
Troay most recently was a District Manager for Advance Auto Parts where he expanded B2B presence within the marketplace and assisted in the integration of CarQuest. Previously, Troay held leadership positions in retail operations, distribution, marketing, sales development, and business-to-business sales spanning a 20-year career with Best Buy. He also served in district manager roles at RHP Properties, Radio Shack, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Dollar General.
About Surplus Exchange The Surplus Exchange is a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Kansas City, MO specializing in recycling and refurbishment of used electronics and office furniture. Since 1985, Surplus Exchange has been serving individuals, corporations and municipalities in the Greater Kansas City area with pick-up, drop-off, and recycling event services. Surplus Exchange is e-Stewards certified for responsible e-waste recycling, secure destruction of data, and refurbishment. The organization operates a retail store in the historic West Bottoms.