Bush's Sherbert to Retire; Garde Named President

Jim GardeJim Garde

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.-Bush Industries announced today that Jim Sherbert has stepped down as CEO and will retire this spring.  Sherbert, who has served as CEO of Bush Industries since August 2005, will continue to serve in a transitional role until his retirement date.

Jim Garde, who has served as CFO and most recently as president of the BBF Division, assumes leadership of Bush Industries.

"It's been an incredible, six-year journey that I've taken with Bush Industries and I'm very proud of what we've accomplished during that period and grateful to everyone at Bush who has contributed to advance the efforts of the company," said Sherbert. "I have every confidence that Jim Garde will direct the company toward continued excellence and growth."

Garde served as CFO and executive vice president of Bush Industries since 2006, before being named president of the BBF Division last summer when it became a distinct operating division of Bush Industries.

"We are grateful for Jim Sherbert's leadership over the past six years.  He has done a tremendous job of navigating us as a company through one of the most challenging economic periods in history," said Garde.  "I accept my new role with the confidence that we have the people, products and position in the market to continue to thrive and excel in the industry."

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