Former TJX Exec Joins Burlington Board
November 18, 2016,
NEW YORK—Ted English, former president and CEO of The TJX Cos. and current executive chairman of Bob’s Discount Furniture, joined the Burlington Stores board, while Harounian Rugs International added sales reps to its team and Steinreich Communications named a new president.
English worked for TJX from 1983 to 2005 in a variety of merchandising and executive positions. He joined Bob’s the following year as CEO and served in that capacity until his appointment as executive chairman in March of this year.
Rug resource Harounian Rugs International added two people to its national sales force: Lynn Edmeyer and David John Appelt. Covering Northern California, Edmeyer has been representing high-end manufacturers in the home furnishings industry to furniture retailers, designers and trade showrooms for many years. David John Appelt will be representing HRI in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. He is a rug industry veteran with more than 20 years of sales experience serving mid- to high-end furniture stores, rug retailers, trade showrooms and design firms.
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