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Chip Stewart Appointed Vice President, Sales For Drexel Heritage

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Furniture Brands International announced that Chip Stewart has been appointed as the new Vice President, Sales of Drexel Heritage. In this position, Mr. Stewart will be responsible for all sales activities and the sales organization at Drexel Heritage.

Mr. Stewart has been a Regional Sales Manager within the company since 2009. While serving at Lane Furniture, Mr. Stewart was responsible for sales and the sales team in the Mid-Atlantic region. He earned the Regional Sales Manager of the year for Lane Furniture in 2010. 

Prior to Furniture Brands, most recently Mr. Stewart  served as Regional Vice President for La-Z-Boy Incorporated. He has an extensive history of sales experience in the furniture industry, also having worked in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility for Riverside Furniture, Benchcraft Furniture and Simmons Company.

"Chip’s  ability to direct salespeople with enthusiasm and results has been an asset to the organization," said Lane Furniture’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Dan Sheehan. "We are pleased that Chip is able to continue his successful career at Furniture Brands in this well deserved promotion.” Ed Teplitz, President of Thomasville and Drexel Heritage noted, “This is a great example of Furniture Brands’ core strength – people.  It’s very exciting to have the opportunity to promote an important member of the FBN team to a new growth position.”

About Furniture Brands: Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN) is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers, sourcers, and retailers of home furnishings.  It markets through a wide range of retail channels, from mass merchant stores to single-brand and independent dealers to specialized interior designers.  Furniture Brands serves its customers through some of the best known and most respected brands in the furniture industry, including Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Laneventure, and Maitland-Smith. To learn more about the company, visit www.furniturebrands.com.

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