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A.R.T. Furniture Hires Norby To Lead Custom Casegood Program, Artiste

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Casegood and upholstery manufacturer, A.R.T. Furniture recently announced that it has tapped former MicroD Business Development Executive Jessica Norby to lead its new custom casegood program, Artiste, as the Director of Sales & Marketing—Artiste.

Norby will be responsible for the sales, marketing, installation, and training for retailers and sales associates for the Artiste division. She will directly report to Bryan Edwards, Sr. VP Sales at A.R.T. Furniture.

“Jessica brings extensive experience in business development, sales, management of projects and leadership development,” said Bryan Edwards, Sr. VP Sales, A.R.T. Furniture. “We are thrilled to have her as part of our team to help grow Artiste.”

Prior to joining A.R.T. Furniture, Norby was a Business Development Executive with Micro-D and served on their Key Leadership Team; where she focused on the growth and enhancement processes, customer experience, product offerings, and company culture. Norby is also a member of WithIt and has served as a VP for the non-profit. In 2016, Norby was named to the “Forty Under Forty” list by Home Furnishings Business.

“In continuing our goal to grow our company, we want to be sure we have key leadership positions filled with executives who can help manage our strategic growth, and focus on our profitability and success with our retail partners,” said Jeff Cook, A.R.T. Furniture CEO. “Jessica Norby brings the kind of experience in innovation and customer relations that this exciting new division needs.”

Norby will be based out of the High Point, NC office but will travel extensively to work with retail partners.

More about A.R.T. Furniture: A.R.T. Furniture is a Markor company that designs and manufactures whole home collections in both casegoods and upholstery, as well as outdoor furniture. A.R.T. Furniture is positioned as the entry to the upper-end segment of the home furnishings industry and is best known for the quality of construction and its ability to craft artisan finishes. In addition to selling to the U.S. retailer, A.R.T. Furniture has 50+ retail locations in premium shopping districts throughout all major cities in China.

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