Steve Wilson, Executive Sales Consultant for Lexington Home Brands, passed away yesterday after a long-time battle with cancer. He was 58.
Wilson was a well-known and highly respected figure in the home furnishings industry, where he worked in sales and management positions for over 30 years. He was President and CEO of Durham Furniture, Vice President of Sales for Stanley, National Sales Manager for Highland House, a sales representative for Lexington, Universal and Rowe, and he also had retail experience with Evans Furniture in Richmond, Va.
“Steve Wilson was an amazing man and an incredibly important part of Lexington Home Brands,” says President and CEO Phil Haney. “His influence on our company cannot be stressed enough. Steve knew everyone in the furniture industry and had the respect of them all. Not only was he the consummate professional, he was an amazing person and a true gentleman. He will be deeply missed.”
“Steve served as a generous mentor for me during my sales career,” says Jim Burke, Senior Vice President of Sales. “I know I’m not the only executive in this industry that benefited from his experience and generosity. But I also learned so much from him, as many of us did, about how to make the most of your life, not just your career. Steve’s philosophy was that life should be lived to the fullest and that you should have fun every day of your life.”
Wilson’s close friend and colleague Doug Hartzog, Lexington’s Vice President of Sales, says, “This is a sad day for Steve’s family and friends and for anyone who had the honor of knowing him. Steve was a good friend to so many of us and we are very saddened by his loss. Our hearts go out to his sons Beau and Ben.”
A viewing will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 2, at Sechrest Funeral Service, 1301 East Lexington Avenue, High Point, N.C. The funeral is planned for 11 a.m. on Friday, August 3, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1225 Chestnut Drive, High Point, N.C.
Lexington Home Brands
Lexington Home Brands is a leading global marketer and manufacturer of branded case goods and upholstery, with the industry’s largest brand portfolio. Well-known consumer brands include Trump Home™ Tommy Bahama Home®, Liz Claiborne Home™, Nautica®, Palmer Home™, Bob Timberlake® and Woolrich®. LHB also markets products under the Lexington house brand. Youth brands include Bob Timberlake GrandKids and Lexington Kids. Products are distributed through independent home furnishings retailers and designer showrooms. A privately-held company, Lexington Home Brands is an affiliate of Boca Raton-based Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in and managed more than 160 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $35 billion since Sun Capital’s inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Tokyo, and Shenzhen, China.
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