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Furniture Brands Names Rick Stroud Vice President, Sales – Thomasville

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Furniture Brands International  announced that Rick Stroud has been appointed as Vice President, Sales for Thomasville. Stroud will be responsible for leading the Thomasville gallery sales organization and will oversee the management of all Thomasville retail gallery accounts. Stroud reports to Ed Teplitz, President of Thomasville and Drexel Heritage Furniture.

Stroud most recently served as National Sales Manager for Hekman Furniture, where he led their sales team. Prior to this, he held various positions in furniture sales management with Futura Leather, Progressive Furniture, Silver Furniture and Royal Patina. Stroud also was the President and Owner of SOS, Inc., a product sourcing company.

“We are pleased to add Rick to the Thomasville team,” said Ed Teplitz, of Thomasville and Drexel Heritage Furniture. “Rick’s leadership skills and passion for the business, combined with the strength of the Thomasville brand, will be beneficial to us and to the retailers we serve.”

About Furniture Brands: Furniture Brands International, Inc. (NYSE: FBN) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing, sourcing and retailing home furnishings. Furniture Brands markets products through a wide range of channels, including company owned Thomasville retail stores and through interior designers, multi-line/independent retailers and mass merchant stores. Furniture Brands serves its customers through some of the best known and most respected brands in the furniture industry, including Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Lane Venture, and Maitland-Smith. To learn more about the company, visit: furniturebrands.com

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