Burke named sales VP at Tomlinson

Thomasville, N.C. - Tom Burke has been named vice president of sales at Tomlinson, a new position at the high-end upholstery source.
     He will work with all four ofthe company's divisions - Tomlinson,Erwin-Lambeth, Directionaland Carter.
     The sales force will report toBurke and he will work with thecompany's current customers aswell as developing new accounts.He will also serve as an advisorto Rod Lambeth, CEO of Tomlinson.
     Burke most recently was vicepresident of upholstery sales atTheodore Alexander and helpeddevelop that company's upholsteryline. Previously, he was vicepresident of sales for TRS Furnitureand Textiles for more than20 years.
     "We are fortunate to havesomeone of Tom's knowledgeand experience join us," Lambethsaid. "He not only knows allfacets of the high-end market andwhat customers want in upholstery,he has high standards andexemplary ethics. He fits in wellwith our corporate culture."
     "Tomlinson has what I waslooking for in a high-end upholsterycompany," Burke said."The quality is superb, the stylingexceptional and they have astable of designers such as BarryDixon and Michael Wolk whodesign relevant and excitingpieces. I'm excited about gettingout and talking to customers."

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