Kenney Promoted to President of Norwalk Furniture

Mike KenneyMike Kenney

NORWALK, Ohio-Mike Kenney has been named president of Norwalk Furniture.

He succeeds Dan White, an investor that agreed to serve as interim president in 2008 when 12 Norwalk, Ohio-based families purchased the then-troubled furniture company. At that time, Kenney was named vice president of sales and marketing for the new Norwalk. A replacement for his former position has not been selected.

"This is a natural progression in our phenomenal four-year turnaround that has produced 20 percent growth every year in a down economy as well as the development of a solid management team, now headed by Mike," White said.  "We personally have worked closely together and the investors have total confidence in his thorough understanding of all aspects of the company's operations as well as his proven leadership.  We are confident that we are placing a company that we love in capable, proven hands that exemplify the Norwalk culture."

Kenney has spent 26 years with the Norwalk organization, serving with the former Norwalk as the general manager of three Atlanta franchise stores and then as vice president of operations for 22 company-owned retail stores.  His responsibilities have included creating operating systems, developing retail sales and sales management.  Prior to joining Norwalk, he operated a full line retail store in Gulfport, Miss.

"Our vision continues to be a retail-driven upholstery manufacturer focused on the needs of our dealers," Kenney said.  "Based on their input, we have long been known as a company that offers extensive options at no upcharge. More recently, we have listened to their suggestions and developed the categories of motion, leather, occasional and exposed wood products with much more on the drawing boards. Dealers will see new offerings and continuing ingenuity as we move towards an operational goal to create jobs in our community and to restore our team to full capacity."

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