Bowman resigns president’s job at Hickory Chair

HICKORY, N.C. — Kevin Bowman has resigned as president and COO of high-conclude whole-line maker Hickory Chair to pursue other prospects within the luxurious shopper space.

Alex Shuford III, CEO of Hickory Chair mum or dad corporation Rock Residence Farm Investments, will guide Hickory Chair as its interim president. He will consolidate the roles of president and income manager.

“I and the RHF board wish to specific our gratitude to Kevin for his management as a result of some of the industry’s and company’s most turbulent decades,” Shuford explained in a release. “Hickory Chair is just one of the industry’s leading tailor made workrooms, and I and the loved ones are much more enthusiastic than ever about its long run. The business has a highly effective legacy, and I am humbled to be equipped to just take a extra active part as we go on to make upon it.”

RHF’s manufacturers involve Century Furnishings, Highland Home, Hancock & Moore, Jessica Charles, Cabot Wrenn, Hickory Chair, Pearson and Maitland-Smith. RHF acquired the last three in 2018.

“It has been the honor of my occupation to have led this good organization and its incredible men and women these earlier four decades,” Bowman claimed. “Hickory Chair is still left secure and in the supportive fingers of Alex and the Shuford relatives, the place it will thrive for many decades to come.”

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