Powell Company, a leading wholesaler of accent furniture, youth, and casual dining, announced the addition of Jeffrey Wallner. He will assume the newly created position of President of Powell’s Furniture division. Wallner has been in the Furniture business for twenty-four years, most recently with World Imports based out of Philadelphia, PA. Jeff was their Executive Vice President for the past six years. His responsibilities included overseeing a large national sales force, a marketing department, a merchandising team, and an overseas team. During Jeff's tenure, he expanded the product line to include Import upholstery and created an Asia infrastructure. World Imports was able to add many of the top100 retailers as customers, helping World to double in size.
Now at Powell, Jeff will be responsible for sales, marketing and merchandising. Jeff is very excited to take his past experiences and bring them to Powell. “Powell has always been one of those names in the furniture business that is very well known by dealers and consumers “, says Jeff.
Jim Ziozis, Powell’s CEO adds, “Powell’s Furniture division is back on a growth track and regaining the luster it lost under previous management teams run by private equity firms. Jeff’s talents will drive Powell Furniture to the next level of providing dealers with excellent home fashions at outstanding price points.”
Ziozis confirmed that Powell’s team handling multi-channel, specialty, big-box, and e-commerce retailers will continue to report to EVP Dave Gingrich.
The Powell Company, founded in 1968, is a leading manufacturer of design-driven, high-quality fashionable home furnishings. Triple winner of the prestigious Pinnacle Design Achievement Award for their clever Youth Furniture, they also are known for their stylish bedroom, dining, upholstered and accent furniture. See what Powell has for you at http://www.powellcompany.com
Furniture World Magazine-Business solutions for furniture retailers