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Brown Jordan International Executive Appointments

Elaine Smith Opens Permanent Showroom in High Point

Brown Jordan International
Executive Appointments


Brown Jordan International (“Brown Jordan”), the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of outdoor furniture and indoor hospitality furniture, today announced that Frederick G. King has been promoted to chief operating officer.

Frederick G. King
King will oversee operations for the Tropitone and Winston furniture companies, in addition to his current responsibilities as corporate secretary for Brown Jordan. King has overseen the Charter Furniture business since 2010. His new role will commence immediately and he will continue to report to Gene J. Moriarty, Brown Jordan’s president and chief executive officer.

“Fred has been instrumental in Brown Jordan’s success as a diversified growth company,” said Moriarty. “Under Fred’s leadership, I look forward to continued advancements for both the Tropitone and Winston businesses.”

Prior to joining Brown Jordan, King was vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Givaudan Flavors Corporation and Givaudan Fragrances Corporation (2000-2006), vice president and general counsel of Standard Textile Co. (1997-2000) and has held counsel positions with The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies (1994-1997) and Squire Patton Boggs (1991-1994).

Frederick G. King holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Law.

Randy Danielson
In addition, Brown Jordan International has promoted Randy Danielson to executive vice president of Tropitone, effective immediately and reporting to Frederick King.

“The amount of respect and support that Randy has earned from the Tropitone team is unparalleled, and I have the highest confidence that he and Fred will continue their successes,” said Moriarty.

Danielson’s tenure with Tropitone began in 2000. He recently held the position of CFO, director and secretary (2000-2014) and has been responsible for the Finance, HR, IT, Supply Chain departments and both of the company’s manufacturing plants.

Prior to joining Tropitone, Danielson was vice president of Finance of Tri-Star Electronics and Cory Components (1999-2000), VP of Finance, director and secretary of Cummins Recon and Cummins South Pacific (1992-1999), Business Unit director and controller of Pacific Scientific (1990-1992), Cost & Financial Planning manager of Beatrice Foods (1986-1990) and CPA-senior auditor of Weber Lipshie (1984-1986).

Randy Danielson holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and National Certified Management Accountant.

Rick Dawson
Today, Brown Jordan International also announced that Rick Dawson has been promoted to Division president of Charter Furniture. He has been senior vice president of Sales for Charter Furniture since 2006 and will now oversee all operations and sales responsibilities. Dawson’s new role will commence immediately and he will report to Gene J. Moriarty, Brown Jordan’s president and chief executive officer.

“Rick has played an integral role in transforming Charter Furniture to the category leader it is today,” said Frederick G. King, Brown Jordan’s chief operating officer. “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this position.”

Prior to joining Charter Furniture, Dawson held the positions of vice president of Sales (2001-2006) and regional Sales manager (1998-2001) of Shelby Williams Industries.

Rick Dawson holds a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University.

About Brown Jordan International
Brown Jordan International owns and operates a leading portfolio of companies serving the indoor and outdoor furniture industry. The company offers a wide range of furniture products and accessories under its own brands (including Brown Jordan, Tropitone, Winston, Texacraft, Charter, Wabash Valley and Urbanscape), licensed brands (including La-Z-Boy Outdoor) and customer brands.

Brown Jordan maintains industry-leading design and product development capabilities comprised of highly experienced internal designers and independent designers. Products are sold to consumers as well as to hotels, resorts, multifamily housing managers, municipalities and other commercial customers.

The company is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, and expects to generate nearly $400 million of pro forma revenue across its six business units in 2014. Contact: Brown Jordan International, (502) 510-1505.

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Elaine Smith Opens
Permanent Showroom in High Point

Elaine Smith is pleased to announce their new permanent showroom in High Point. The new 2015 Elaine Smith Inconceivably Outdoor collection will be launched during the High Point market in IHFC InterHall 612.

“We are thrilled to be opening our new permanent showroom in InterHall,” said Elaine Smith, president. “InterHall has such a style-driven energy. We are proud to be part of this destination floor with such a creative group of like-minded exhibitors.” 

The Elaine Smith collection of luxurious, indoor/outdoor pillows resist rain, sun and stains. She continues to lead the outdoor accessories market with her exclusive designs, unique textures, and innovative color palettes. Elaine’s runway-inspired designs are elegantly chic, and are handcrafted in the USA.

In September, Elaine Smith also opened a permanent showroom in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.
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