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Jeremy Hoff
Jeremy Hoff

Jeremy Hoff to Succeed Paul Toms as CEO of Hooker Furniture

Hooker Furniture Corporation announced that the Board of Directors has elected Jeremy Hoff as the next Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective Jan. 31, 2021 when Paul Toms plans to retire.…

Gary McCray to Receive 2020 ICFA Lifetime Achievement Award

Longtime outdoor furnishings executive Gary McCray is this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA). Earlier this spring…

Telos Hospitality Hires Scott Hildebrand

Telos Hospitality has announced that Scott Hildebrand is joining the team as its representative for Washington D.C., the Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania and the Upstate New York area.  With more than 20…

ASID Names Designer Gary Wheeler Interim CEO

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has named renowned designer Gary Wheeler, FASID, FIIDA as its Interim Chief Executive Officer. The appointment comes on the heels of the recent…

Retail Designer Martin Roberts Passes Away

Martin Roberts, an internationally known designer at the forefront of the retail design industry and the president of Martin Roberts Design, LLC—an  award-winning team of retail consultants,…

Ethan Allen CEO Receives Ascend A-List Award

During a virtual gala held on May 28 by Ascend, North America’s largest Pan-Asian organization for business professionals, Ethan Allen President, Chairman and CEO Farooq Kathwari received a 2020…
Randy Fiser Credit: Cedric Terrell
Randy Fiser. Credit: Cedric Terrell

Randy Fiser to Step Down as ASID President

Randy Fiser, President of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) will be stepping down from his position at ASID and joining the American Geophysical Union (AGU) as CEO and Executive…

H Contract Taps Mark Craven for New Executive Position in Sales, Merchandising

As part of its strategy to accelerate sales growth, senior living furniture specialist H Contract has reorganized its sales management, marketing and product development operations and tapped…
AHFA 2020 Inductees
Top row from left: Irv Blumkin, CEO, Nebraska Furniture Mart; Robert G. Culp III, co-founder, former chairman and CEO, Culp, Inc.; Robert J. Maricich, chairman and CEO, International Market Centers. Bottom row from left: Allan H. Palecek, chairman and founder, PALECEK; Todd Wanek, CEO and President, Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. 

American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation Names 2020 Inductees

Five industry leaders will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 17 during the High Point Market. Joining the current 120 members of the Hall of Fame are Irv…
Clark Linstone
Clark Linstone

Clark Linstone Promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Lamps Plus

Lamps Plus this week announced the promotion of Clark Linstone to Chief Operating Officer. Linstone, who this month marked his 30-year employment anniversary with Lamps Plus, was most recently Chief…