Hugo Taniwaki, sales rep, product exec
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, August 6, 2013
DENVER - Hugo Taniwaki, a furniture sales representative and product development executive for more than 45 years, died here July 9. He was 75.
As a sales rep for several furniture and decorative accessories vendors, he traveled a large territory in the western U.S., including Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, Idaho and Washington.
Taniwaki worked for contemporary metal furniture producer Johnston Casuals for more than 30 years, both as a sales rep and product mentor to Joe Johnston, the company's founder and president.
Memorial donations may be directed to The Gathering Place, 1535 High St., Denver, Colo., 80218.
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