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Zack Taylor named president of Wesley Hall

 Image of Zack TaylorZack Taylor
 Image of Eddie DealEddie Deal

HICKORY, N.C. — Zack Taylor has been named president of Wesley Hall, a North Carolina upholstery manufacturer. Taylor most recently was senior vice president of sales and marketing at fabric source Valdese Weavers, where he worked for 20 years.

As Wesley Hall president he succeeds Eddie Deal, who has been named chairman and CEO.

Deal said that Taylor also will have an equity position in the company.

Ron Deal, Eddie's father, is stepping down as chairman of the company after 47 years in the furniture industry, but plans to remain active in the "day-to-day facets of the business" as well as special projects, officials said.

"Our family has enjoyed a close friendship and strong personal bond with Zack for many years," Eddie Deal said. "Having known Zack for over 25 years, I cannot be more excited about his decision to join our company. He has a unique combination of creativity and marketing sense that will serve us well."

"Wesley Hall represents an amazing combination of personal heritage and new energy for my career and creativity," Taylor said. "Celebrating the company's strengths while helping to realize the opportunities of a new era will be the challenge of my lifetime."

Cindy HodnettCindy W. Hodnett | Upholstery/Style Editor

As the Upholstery/Style Editor for Furniture/Today, I spend my work hours studying the sloping curves of sofa frames, the intricacies of fabric and the nail head trim and button accents that function as jewelry on a piece of upholstery. I research the companies that bring these things together for retailers, and ultimately consumers, and interview industry leaders about their business strategies and where they think furniture is heading in the future. And when traveling, I provide a sneak peek at what I'm seeing, whether at international markets or in High Point or Las Vegas.

I look forward to sharing what I see and I hope you'll feel free to do the same. Email me at or follow me on Twitter @CynthiaWHodnett.


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