Furniture Brands International announced that Gregory Heller has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President, Thomasville Retail and Chief Creative Officer. Heller will be responsible for the creative direction and merchandising of the Thomasville brand and will oversee the company owned Thomasville stores.
Heller most recently was Director, Merchandising and Product Development for Baker Furniture. Prior to this, he held positions with increasing levels of responsibility in product development, portfolio management, visual merchandising and sales management for companies like Plunkett Furniture, J.C. Penney, Lerner New York and The Children’s Place.
“Gregory’s retail background, combined with his product portfolio development work will be a great addition to the Thomasville team,” said Ed Teplitz, of Thomasville and Drexel Heritage Furniture. “Putting Gregory in this role assures an intense focus on Thomasville’s brand essence, from product development all the way to the ‘ooh and the ahh’ of a great in-store experience.”
Heller commented, “I’m very excited to join the Furniture Brands family in continuing the Thomasville legacy of creating timeless quality products and presenting environments that will inspire our customers when making their furniture and accessories selections. It is my intent to give our customers a wide array of choices, allowing them to express their individual style when creating beautiful interiors for every room of their home.”
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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