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Jeff Katz Joins Palliser As Vice President, Stationary Upholstery Product Development

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Demetre Daratzikis (left) joins the company as Sales Manager, Canada, and Brooke Barber (right) has been appointed National Accounts Manager, Canada

Palliser Furniture recently announced that Jeff Katz has been appointed Vice President, Stationary Upholstery Product Development, reporting directly to President and CEO, Cary Benson.


“Jeff’s extensive experience both as a retailer and in manufacturing bring a unique perspective to the Palliser brand. I have great confidence in his ability to create product that delivers on the Palliser promises of quality and value,” said Cary Benson, President and CEO


Katz’s experience includes buying roles for Levitz and Homelife as well as manufacturing positions with Broyhill and Magnussen, where he led the upholstery division.


Palliser Furniture has also filled two key roles in their Canadian sales division. Brooke Barber has been appointed National Accounts Manager, Canada, and Demetre Daratzikis joins the company as Sales Manager, Canada.


Barber joins Palliser directly from Natuzzi Americas, where she served as National Accounts Manager. She’s held key roles in sales with Lexington, Drexel Heritage and La-Z-Boy.


Daratzikis joins from Sealy, where he began his career in 1992 and was promoted and recognized repeatedly, serving as VP Sales, National Accounts before accepting the position with Palliser.


“With Palliser evolving to a supplier for both leather/fabric upholstery and casegoods, it was imperative that we assemble a sales leadership team with extensive experience, said Mark Wiltshire, Vice President of Sales. “Brooke and Demetre bring to us a wealth of experience and healthy retail relationships that have been developed over the course of their careers,” continued Wiltshire. “We are incredibly excited about the leadership that these two talented professionals will bring to the Palliser brand.”


More about Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.: Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd. is a privately held company in Winnipeg, MB. Its brands include Palliser upholstery, Casana, Encore, Pinnacle, North American Furniture and EQ3.

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