ST. LOUIS–Furniture Brands International announced that Gregory Heller has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, Thomasville retail and chief creative officer. Heller will be responsible for the creative direction and merchandising of the Thomasville brand and will oversee the company-owned Thomasville stores.
Heller most recently was director, merchandising and product development for Baker Furniture. Prior to this, he held positions with increasing levels of responsibility in product development, portfolio management, visual merchandising and sales management for companies including Plunkett Furniture, J.C. Penney, Lerner New York and The Children’s Place.
“I’m very excited to join the Furniture Brands family in continuing the Thomasville legacy of creating timeless quality products and presenting environments that will inspire our customers when making their furniture and accessories selections,” Heller said. “It is my intent to give our customers a wide array of choices, allowing them to express their individual style when creating beautiful interiors for every room of their home.”