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Riverside Announces New Senior Management Team

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The formation of Riverside Furniture’s new Senior Management Team was recently announced. J. Scott Ostrander has been named president, replacing longtime president, Howard J. Spradlin, who remains as Riverside’s Chief Executive Officer. Spradlin stated, “Scott has provided great leadership at Riverside, in both operations and product development capacities. His appointment to president acknowledges those contributions, as well as his leadership abilities.” Ostrander has been a rising star the last few years in Riverside’s executive ranks. He joined the company in 1987 and was promoted to roles of increasing responsibility since then. As recently as March, 2006 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. For the past seven years Ostrander has been a member of the American Home Furnishings Alliance as a Director on the Board of Operations and is currently serving as Chairman of the Division Board. Fred Henjes joined Riverside’s Senior Management Team as Senior Vice-President of Sales and Marketing. In his new capacity, Fred will lead the company’s strategic sales and marketing initiatives. Henjes, a second-generation Riverside representative, joined the sales force in 1989. Since that time he has been a two-time “President Award” recipient, and 12-time recipient of Riverside’s “All Star Team” award. For over ten years, he has participated in the design and development of new product, both domestic and import. “Fred has played a key role in Riverside’s overall transformation to a more dynamic, lifestyle brand marketing company.’ stated Spradlin. His unmatchable skill-set will provide valuable insight and contributions to Riverside’s continued growth during these challenging times.” Michael L. Charlton has been promoted to the position of Senior Vice President of Product Development. Charlton is responsible for coordinating the company’s team-driven product development process, working directly with Riverside sales representatives, dealers, designers and consultants for input. Charlton joined Riverside in 1990 as Advertising/Marketing Director. He was promoted to Vice-President of Product Development and Merchandising in 2002. CEO Howard Spradlin remarked, “I could not be more pleased with our appointment of Michael Charlton to the position of Senior Vice-President of Product Development. His tenure and continued success within our corporation is a tribute to his unique talents and abilities.” Riverside Furniture is a mid-priced case goods manufacturer and importer with corporate headquarters located in Fort Smith, AR.

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