Fairfield Chair Hires Director of New Motion Seating Division

Phil Cooper brings more than 40 years of experience in the industry to the role.

01/11/2019
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Fairfield, a major U.S. manufacturer of fine upholstered seating for the home, office, senior living and hospitality industries, today announced the appointment of Phil Cooper as Director of the company’s new Motion Seating Division. Cooper assumed the role effective Jan. 2, 2019.

He was most recently the President of Comfort Design Furniture, where he spent nearly a decade cultivating, developing and leading the luxury division of Klaussner Furniture Industries. Comfort Design Furniture specialized in custom order residential upholstery, notably made domestically in North Carolina. Ultimately growing the division to a multi-million dollar business, it comes as no surprise that Cooper’s over 40 years in the industry play a role in his successful, strategic developments. Renowned for hiring a best-in-class salesforce and growing relationships with the most successful retailers in the United States, Cooper plans to implement his tactical approaches to growing this new division of Fairfield.

Previously the Senior Vice President and Officer at Barcalounger Furniture for more than two decades, during Cooper’s tenure with the company he was an integral part of the management team that witnessed a multi-million dollar growth. Throughout that tenure, he was responsible for all product development, design and showroom operations.

“I am excited to work with the Fairfield team, and the warm welcome I’ve already received. By honoring Fairfield’s history of valuing its people, we will marry the company’s heritage of high quality products with introducing innovative design solutions and development, all while utilizing a top-notch salesforce of the best in the business,” says Cooper.

“He brings a wealth of experience to the company and is a true subject matter expert in the motion seating business,” says Dixon Mitchell, President and COO of the company. “We know him to be a talented and seasoned industry expert with a strong reputation for innovative motion seating designs and solutions,” he continues. “Cooper was the perfect choice due to the many factors we were searching for in order to move the company forward. The company and I enthusiastically welcome him into his new role. We are confident in his abilities and excited for the future of Fairfield.”

Fairfield will launch the Retail Motion and Recliner Division at the April 2019 High Point Market. The Senior Living Motion Division will launch in April 2019 at the Environments for Aging Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.

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