John Conrad new president of American Society of Furniture Designers
May 7, 2013,
HIGH POINT — John Conrad of Powell Co. was installed as the new president of the American Society of Furniture Designers at the group's meeting here late last month.
A board member of the nonprofit organization since 2008, Conrad succeeds Dudley Moore Jr. of Otto & Moore in High Point, who will be board chairman for the next two years.
Other officers installed include vice presidents Rick Schroeder, Stanley Furniture, High Point; Fred Schubert, Schubert Design, Altavista, Va.; and Jason Phillips, Phillips Collection, High Point. Newly elected to the executive committee, Phillips has been a board member since 2009. Arto Szabo of Greenwich, Conn., continues as ASFD treasurer.
New directors on the board are C.J. Grudzinskas, Catina Unlimited, Greensboro, N.C.; Timothy O'Hare, H. Thomas Keller Associates, High Point; Katy Skelton, Katy Skelton LLC, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Ongoing directors are Nicholas Blair, Turnkey Products, Chicago; Denis Kissane, Stanley Furniture, High Point; Stephanie Lena, Lena Designs, Phoenix; Matthew Maher, VIA Design, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jason Payton, Haywood West & Co., High Point; Jonsara Ruth, Jonsara Ruth Studio, Brooklyn, N.Y; Jesse Schopmeyer, American Drew, Valdese, N.C.; Fred Spector, Frederic Spector Design Studio, Providence, R.I.; and Mark Tucker, MT3Dzines LLC, Greensboro, N.C.
Christine Evans continues as executive director of the ASFD.
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