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Tom Daley Joins Morris Furniture As VP Merchandising Home Furnishings & Home Theater

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Morris Furniture Co., Inc. announced that industry veteran Tom Daley is returning to Dayton to join Morris as Vice President of Merchandising for Home Furnishings & Home Theater. Tom brings over 35 years of industry experience to our growing company. Larry Klaben, Morris Furniture Co., Inc. President/CEO said “Tom is a true home furnishings industry professional with a great merchandising style and success track record. We welcome him to our growing company.” George Hartley, Morris Furniture Co., Inc. COO says, “Tom will oversee all home furnishings merchandising in our 3 store formats: Morris Home Furnishings, Ashley Furniture HomeStores, and Thomasville. As our company continues to grow in our Ohio showrooms located in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus and Northern Kentucky, Tom will compliment our current management team.” Tom Daley says, “I look forward to returning to the Buckeye state and to joining Larry and the management team to build on Morris Home Furnishings’ reputation for innovative merchandising and active community service. Given the breadth of their merchandise assortment, the experience and expertise of the staff and management throughout the organization, and their plans for growth and expansion, it will clearly be an exciting time in Ohio’s home furnishings arena.” Tom most recently served as executive vice president & general manager for Scottsdale based Breuners Arizona. After 13 years with the four-store retailer, Tom is returning to his midwest roots where he started his retailing career. Prior to joining Breuners Arizona, Tom served as senior vice president and general merchandise manager for Elder Beerman Co. from 1988 to 1994 when its headquarters were in Dayton. Tom serves on the Home Furnishings Business Retail Advisory Board. About Morris Furniture Co., Inc.: Morris Furniture Co., Inc. is a Fairborn, Ohio based retail chain that started in 1947 in downtown Dayton. Morris is one of the largest privately owned furniture stores in Ohio. The company is owned by Larry Klaben, who purchased the company in 1998. The company currently employs over 450 associates. Morris Furniture Co., Inc. was recently ranked 91st on the 2007 Furniture Today Top 100 list of home furnishings retailers. As Ohio’s fastest growing home furnishings retailer, Morris moved from number 97 on the 2006 list. Morris Furniture Co., Inc. owns and operates . . . - Morris Home Furnishings: 5695 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH & 2121 Harshman Road, Dayton, OH - Ashley Furniture HomeStores of Dayton: 161 Mall Woods Drive, Dayton, OH & 2850 Centre Drive, Beavercreek, OH - Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Springfield: 1690 N. Bechtle Ave, Springfield, OH - Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Cincinnati: 11755 Commons Drive, Springdale, OH - Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Columbus: 3622 West Dublin-Granville Rd, Columbus, OH - Ashley Furniture HomeStore of Northern Kentucky: 520 Clock Tower Way, Crescent Springs, KY. - Thomasville: 5675 Wilmington Pike, Centerville, OH - Midwest Clearance Outlet: 2377 Commerce Center Blvd., Fairborn, OH & 2121 Harshman Road, Dayton, OH.