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Legends Promotes Shankar Rathnam to Chief Operating Officer

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Case Goods manufacturer Legends Furniture recently announced that it has promoted Shankar Rathnam to Chief Operating Officer. He replaces Jim Goergen who is no longer with the company. Rathnam began his career with Legends in 2004 as a production advisor, specializing in Lean Manufacturing. Rathnam exceled to the position of Supply Chain Director in 2008, directing all import operations. Rathnam will continue to lead the import division as he takes on the duties of COO in a key growth period for Legends Furniture.

“I’m very excited to have Shankar heading up our company’s operations”, said Founder and President Rick Schmidgall. “His years of dedicated service and mission critical experience will be a difference maker as we move forward. Shankar is respected by the entire company. He appreciates our culture and is a beloved member of the Legends Family. We couldn’t be happier with our choice”.

Rathnam received an Engineering Degree from the University of Bombay and worked in Project Sales and Management for 7 years. After immigrating to the United States in 2000, Shankar received his MBA in International Business from Thunderbird International School of Business. Shankar proudly attained his US citizenship in 2017.


More About Legends Furniture: A recognized leader in the entertainment category since 1990, Legends Furniture has expanded its offerings to include made in USA products and imports in a full range of categories and styles. Legends Furniture is sold through a large and growing base of retail partners across the nation and abroad. The company’s headquarters in Tolleson, AZ includes a manufacturing and warehouse facility with additional warehouses in North Carolina and Vietnam. Legends Furniture has showrooms in High Point, NC in C-601 and in Las Vegas, NV in A646.

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