HIGH POINT, N.C. — The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has elected new officers and board members for 2021, including the board’s first female president.
The sales of officers are: Caroline Hipple, president, Norwalk Furniture, board president; Scott Eckman, executive vice president and chief revenue officer of International Market Centers, first vice president; Tyson Hagale, president-furniture hardware division, Leggett & Platt, second vice president; and, David Gebhart, CEO, Global Views, secretary-treasurer.
Martin Ploy, president, AICO/Amini Innovation Corp, will continue to serve on the executive committee as board chairman.
New directors are Michael Faus, senior vice president of Carpenter Company; Jeremy Hoff, CEO of Hooker Furniture; and Steve Rusing, President of U.S. Sales, Tempur Sealy International.
“The vision for the Hall of Fame building is really threefold: First, to create a home for our $150 billion industry where we can gather for activities and create engagement; second, to be a symbol for leadership, innovation and excellence, just as our inductees are; and, third, to be a place where our story is told to us and to the whole world,” Hipple said in a release.
“It’s going to be a living space to celebrate our industry. It will be engaging and interactive. Through this engagement, it will become a hub of discovery for our industry and a celebration of our industry.”
Re-elected members serving an additional three-year term are Andy Bernstein, founder & CEO, FurnitureDealer.Net; Irv Blumkin, CEO, Nebraska Furniture Mart; and Janet Guy, president, Prestige Arts & Art Trends.