Furniture Brands International, Inc. announced that Dan Bradley has been named President of the Furniture Brands Designer Group effective November 5, 2007.
Ralph P. Scozzafava, Vice-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Designate of Furniture Brands, commented, "In the newly-created role of President, Designer Group, Dan will be responsible for the Henredon, Maitland-Smith, Laneventure, Hickory Chair and Pearson businesses. Working with the presidents of these brands, he will continue to strengthen our designer-based businesses, focusing on building our brands and creating the most effective, efficient and capable organization possible.''
Mr. Scozzafava continued, "I am pleased that Dan has agreed to become part of the Furniture Brands leadership team. He has delivered results both inside and outside of the furniture industry, and he has proven his ability to deliver results with the upper end brands in our industry. He will be a key contributor across all of Furniture Brands.''
Mr. Bradley has served since 2006 as President and CEO of Ferguson Copeland, LTD. Prior to assuming that role, Mr. Bradley served as the President of Baker, Knapp and Tubbs. Previously, he worked in operations at Henredon. Before his career in the furniture industry, he worked in management consulting divisions of public accounting firms.
Furniture Brands International is a vertically integrated operating company that is one of the nation's leading designers, manufacturers, and retailers of home furnishings. With annual sales in excess of $2 billion, it markets through a wide range of retail channels, from mass merchant stores to single-brand and independent dealers to specialized interior designers. Furniture Brands serves its customers through four distinct brand families - Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville and Drexel Heritage, and a Designer Brands group that includes, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Laneventure, and Maitland-Smith.
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