Phil Brown promoted to president, Hancock & Moore, Jessica Charles

HICKORY, N.C. – Luxury upholstery manufacturer Hancock & Moore has named industry veteran Phil Brown president of Hancock & Moore and Jessica Charles.

He replaces previous president Tim Rogers, who has retired, the company said.

Brown most recently was vice president, sales, for Hancock & Moore and Jessica Charles, a position he held since 2018. Starting in 2015, he was named vice president, upholstery, a role in which he was responsible for overall sales, marketing and product development for all of sister company Century Furniture’s upholstery divisions.

Phil Brown

Before that, he was merchandise manager of Century Leather and Century Chair since 2001 and starting in 1997 was national sales manager for high-end leather specialist Leathercraft.

He began his career in 1986 at Classic Leather in Hickory, N.C. and from 1988 to 1990 was a sales representative for St. Timothy, the contract sales division of Classic Leather. From 1990 to 1992, he was national sales manager for the brand and in 1992 he became national sales manager at Cox Manufacturing.

In his new position, he reports to Alex Shuford, III, CEO of parent company Rock House Farm.

“Phil has been an integral part of the success of our companies for many years and has a long history of experience in the leather upholstery and general upholstery segments starting with Classic Leather and now culminating with Hancock & Moore,” Shuford said. “He brings a strong combination of skills in sales management, merchandising, marketing and development to the position and will have direct responsibility for all those areas for both brands while working with our operations, HR and accounting teams to make sure Hancock’s best days are those in front of us.”

Thomas Russell

Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at and at 336-508-4616.

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