ST. LOUIS, Missouri–Furniture Brands International has appointed Rick Stroud vice president, sales for Thomasville.
Stroud will be responsible for leading the Thomasville gallery sales organization and will oversee the management of all Thomasville retail gallery accounts. He reports to Ed Teplitz, president of Thomasville and Drexel Heritage Furniture.
Stroud most recently served as national sales manager for Hekman Furniture, where he led its sales team. Prior to this, he held various positions in furniture sales management with Futura Leather,
Progressive Furniture, Silver Furniture and Royal Patina. Stroud also was the president and owner of SOS, Inc., a product sourcing company.
“We are pleased to add Rick to the Thomasville team,” Teplitz said. “Rick’s leadership skills and passion for the business, combined with the strength of the Thomasville brand, will be beneficial to us and to the retailers we serve.”