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Bradington-Young Promotes Four in Operations and Sales

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Upscale upholstered leather seating specialist Bradington-Young, a subsidiary of Hooker Furniture Corporation, announced the promotion of four of its key managers. Ben Causey, who has been with Bradington-Young for 12 years, most recently as Vice President-Finance and Administration, has been promoted to Senior Vice President-Finance and Administration. Prior to joining Bradington-Young, Causey served as vice president-finance for Henredon and Caraway Furniture, and also served previously as vice president and controller of American Drew. Craig Young, who has been Vice President-Sales at the company for over 10 years, and with the company a total of 14 years, has been promoted to Senior Vice President-Sales at Bradington-Young. Conrad Kerley, formerly Director of Leather and Import Operations, has been promoted to Vice President-Leather and Import Operations. Kerley, who has been with Bradington-Young for 10 years, was previously at Emerson Leather. Dale Smith, who has been Director of Manufacturing for about three years, has been promoted to Vice President-Manufacturing of Bradington-Young. Prior to joining Bradington-Young, Smith was plant manager for Hooker’s Maiden, N.C. production facility from 1996 to 2004, and before that was a plant manager for Henredon. “I am pleased to announce the promotions of these four individuals in recognition of their accomplishments and dedication to Bradington-Young,” said C. Scott Young, president and chief executive officer. “Each of them has been instrumental in the growth we’ve experienced in the last several years, and their leadership will be critical in the challenging environment of the industry today.”

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