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Parker House Appoints Doug Townsend as COO

Doug Townsend reports to CEO Chris Lupo.

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Doug Townsend, Parker House
Doug Townsend is the new COO for Parker House.

Parker House Furniture has announced the appointment  of Doug Townsend to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to President and CEO Chris Lupo, Townsend  will oversee the organization’s corporate operations, product manufacturing, supply chain management,  domestic and international logistics, as well as directing the company’s warehousing and eCommerce initiatives. 
“We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Townsend to the role of Chief Operating Officer,” said Lupo. “With a wealth of home furnishings knowledge and leadership experience, Doug makes a fantastic addition to our executive team. His vision and talents will be instrumental in  our continued growth and success.” 
With more than 25 years in the home furnishings industry, Townsend’s experience includes leadership roles with Samuel Lawrence Furniture, Home Meridian International and Hooker Furniture. He led HMI as Co-President, with previous roles as its CFO, EVP of US and Asian Operations, and COO of the ecommerce, clubs/mass and hospitality divisions. Most recently, Townsend was Chief Transformation Officer of The Living Company, a leading provider of furniture for student housing and hospitality.  
“I am excited to be joining one of the fastest growing furniture companies in the marketplace,” Townsend said.  “Chris and Victor have built a great company that truly serves its customers with a winning formula of great upholstery and casegoods that retail and ship quickly. I look forward to helping the team get to the next level.” 
Parker House Furniture co-owner Victor Zonni, who previously led company operations, is transitioning to an advisory position within the organization and remains Secretary of the Board of Directors. 

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