Furniture Retailers Add Executives

In addition, Hooker Furniture hires a furniture industry veteran, and Bon-Ton adds on executive to its board
November 4, 2016HFN Staff

CareerMoves20163x2NEW YORK—Retailers Jerome’s Furniture and Leon’s Furniture have appointed executives to their teams this week. In addition, Hooker Furniture Corp. has hired a furniture industry veteran and The Bon-Ton Stores elect an executive to its board.

Jerome’s Furniture, a southern California retailer has named Kevin Bligh COO. Bligh oversees Jerome’s financial and business operations and reports directly to CEO Brian Woods. He has joined Jerome’s from Vionx Energy Corp., where he served as CFO responsible for the company’s overall financial strategy, including cost management, capital allocation and balance sheet optimization. In that role, Bligh oversaw corporate finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, tax, accounting, investor relations and human resources.

Canadian retailer Leon’s Furniture has named Dave Freeman president of its Brick division, which operates stores that sell furniture, mattresses, appliances and home electronics. Freeman joined Brick in 1980 as part of its distribution team. He has served in a number of roles for the company, most recently as senior vice president of operations. Leon’s acquired Brick in 2012.

Hooker Furniture Corp. has hired Steve Lush, a 33-year veteran of the furniture retail, manufacturing and interior design industries, for the new position of executive vice president—Hooker casegoods sales and merchandising. In this role, Lush will direct the activities and long-term sales and merchandising strategic direction for Hooker Casegoods. He will report to Mike Delgatti, Hooker’s, and will begin at the company in December. For the past five years, Lush served as president of retailer Robb & Stucky. Prior to that, he had served in executive positions with Universal Furniture, Hickory Chair Co. and Hendricks Furniture Group.

Philmer H. Rohrbaugh has been elected to the board of directors of The Bon-Ton Stores. Since June of this year, Rohrbaugh has served as senior executive vice president and COO of Fulton Financial Corp., and prior to that was the company’s senior executive vice president and chief risk officer. Before joining Fulton Financial, he served in several executive positions with KPMG.

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