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Four Hands Adds Vice President of Business Innovations Position

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Four Hands recently announced the creation of a new position within the company - Vice President of Business Innovations. Four Hands welcomed Douglas Estremadoyro to the new role, serving as a key cross-functional business lead and project manager in the planning and execution of business improvement initiatives impacting the entire organization. Douglas joins the Austin-based team from Home Meridian International (HMI), where he served as their Vice President of Continuous Improvement & Business Intelligence. Prior to this role he held various management positions in operations and supply chain for HMI and Pulaski Furniture,which he joined in 2006.

Having previously led business improvement projects both at HMI and as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Douglas will be directly involved in the selection and implementation of Four Hand’s new Enterprise Resource Planning and Product Lifecycle Management systems, two highly complex projects of critical importance for the brand’s future.

“With Douglas’ background and skill set, he is the perfect fit for where we are in our company’s evolution, preparing for the next stage of our growth,” said Michael Bullock, Four Hands Chief Marketing Officer. “Douglas is well equipped to partner closely with key internal stakeholders to help us usher in the future of Four Hands business processes and technology capabilities.”

The development of this new role follows Four Hands’ strategic build-out of the management team, recently announcing Jessica Green as the company’s Director of Upholstery.

“Four Hands is respected globally for their constant innovation and thoughtful growth,” said Estremadoyro. “I’m excited to join this group of forward-thinkers and to collaborate on a vision for the future of Four Hands.”

More about Four Hands: Based in Austin, Texas, Four Hands is a leading global manufacturer and wholesaler of trendsetting home furnishings. They have earned a reputation for expertly blending styles, materials, and textures from diverse corners of the world to create distinct pieces for the home. Receiving numerous recognitions and accolades for their business acumen, including ranking in the Inc.5000 list thirteen times, Four Hands is one of the most dynamic companies in the furniture industry today. Founded in Austin in 1996, the business has grown to include offices in Vietnam, China, India and the United States and showrooms in High Point, North Carolina, Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin, Texas. Through their international presence, Four Hands constantly has a finger on the pulse of how the world is shaping the way we decorate our dwellings. The company ardently supports the growing needs of large retail chains - such as Crate & Barrel, West Elm, Pottery Barn, TJ Maxx, Restoration Hardware - as well as independent regional stores, and interior designers. Introducing over 900 new product styles each year, customers have access to more than 1,500 design-forward products from over 50 collections, spanning all home furnishing categories – from living and dining room, to art and lighting, and everything in between. For more information, visit www.fourhands.com.

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