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Bruce Bradburn Elected Chairman Of AHFA

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The American Home Furnishings Alliance announced that Bruce Bradburn, CEO of Bradburn Company, Atlanta, was elected 2009 chairman of the American Home Furnishings Alliance during the organization’s Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ill., November 20-22. The Board of Directors also elected John Bray, CEO of Vanguard Furniture, Hickory, N.C., first vice chairman, and Bob Duncan of American Leather, Dallas, second vice chairman. Kurt Darrow, president of La-Z-Boy, Monroe, Mich., moves to immediate past-chairman of the AHFA Board of Directors. The officers will assume their new posts January 1, 2009. Members newly elected to serve a three-year term on the AHFA Board of Directors include: Wyatt Bassett, Vaughan-Bassett, Galax, Va.; Alan Cole, Hooker Furniture, Martinsville, Va.; Ty Lorts, Lorts Manufacturing, Goodyear, Ariz.; Richard Magnussen, Magnussen Home Furnishings, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada; Bill Markowitz, The Veneman Group, Westminster, Calif.; Kevin Sauder, Sauder Woodworking, Archbold, Ohio; and Alex Shuford, Century Furniture, Hickory, N.C. The American Home Furnishings Alliance – located in High Point, N.C., and Washington, D.C. – is the largest association of home furnishings companies in the world and represents more than 240 leading furniture manufacturers and distributors, plus about 200 suppliers to the furniture industry worldwide.

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