Greg Roy leaves FBI, joins Dufresne Spencer's Stash
Heath E. Combs -- Furniture Today, August 20, 2013
ST. LOUIS — Greg Roy has resigned vice president of business development at Furniture Brands International and taken an executive position at retailer Dufresne Spencer Group.
Roy will be executive vice president of Stash, operating the company's new multi-line retail format. Currently there are two Stash Stores of eclectic mid-priced to upper-end goods in Memphis, Tenn., and Oxford, Miss.
"We have an aggressive growth strategy planned for Stash. Greg will be running the entire brand and overseeing all the growth and brand development. We are truly excited to have someone of Greg's caliber and experience join DSG," said Chad Spencer, president of DSG.
Dufresne Spencer Group, formed last year by The Spencer Group and Canadian retailer the Dufresne Group, ranks 59th on Furniture/Today's Top 100 U.S. Furniture Stores list with estimated sales of $98 million last year. Dufresne Spencer mostly operates Ashley Furniture HomeStores.
Furniture Brands confirmed Roy's resignation on Monday. Roy switched to the role last year, trading posts with Dan Masters, who took Roy's former job as president of its motion upholstery division Lane.
Roy had held various roles at Furniture Brands since 1988. Most recently, he was responsible for new business development covering the manufacturer and retailer's core brands, including Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Lane Venture and Maitland-Smith.
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