Rodney Tippit joins Conn's as upholstery merchandiser
March 15, 2013,
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Industry veteran Rodney Tippit has joined furniture, electronics and appliances retailer Conn's here as upholstery merchandiser.
He replaces Paula Bane, who has left the company.
He also was a buyer for the former Lack's Furniture in Victoria, Texas.
Brad Proesch, director of furniture merchandising for 68-store Conn's, said the company will benefit from Tippit's experience in retail and with imports, a side of the business Conn's wants to expand.
Conn's, with recent growth fueled largely by its expanding furniture and bedding business, posted a nearly 10% increase in net sales for the quarter ended Jan. 31, to $208.4 million, according to a preliminary report.
The company operates stores in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona.