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Outback Chair Company Names Kristen Bechtold as National Account Executive

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Outback Chair Company, manufacturer of collections of relaxing hanging furniture, announced that Kristen Bechtold has joined the company as national account executive. Bechtold is responsible for accounts with casual furniture specialty stores. “Kristen is experienced in developing and supporting relationships with retailers that sell high-end furniture,” said Jack Bass, president, Outback Chair Company. “That makes her an excellent addition to our team of national account executives as we continue to take the hanging furniture category upscale.” “Hanging furniture is such a unique category within the casual furniture industry, and Outback Chair’s distinctive designs are re-defining the category,” said Bechtold. “In particular, the new Urban Balance collection of resin rattan hanging furniture captivated retailers in September at the Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago.” Prior to joining Outback Chair, Bechtold was national sales manager for Artifacts International, manufacturer of elegant furniture noted for its exquisite design. Her previous professional experience also includes senior positions in sales and marketing for home builders and real estate developers in the Portland, Ore. region. Ms. Bechtold holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo. About Outback Chair Company, Inc. When selecting casual furniture, discerning consumers seek exceptional value: imaginatively designed, well-made furniture that provides genuine comfort at a sensible price. For these consumers, and the independent retailers who serve them, Outback Chair Company manufactures and distributes the most fashion-forward collections of remarkably relaxing hanging furniture. Suspended from the ceiling of a porch or swaying gently from a frame out back on a patio, by the pool or in the garden, Outback’s hanging furniture – including chairs, loungers, recliners and hammocks – offers lofty comfort that raises relaxation to serene heights. Founded in 1997, Outback Chair Company (www.outbackchair.com) is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. Toll-free phone: 1.800.444.7998.

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