Stanley's Bowman steps down as SVP

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High Point - Kevin Bowman, senior vice president of sales at Stanley Furniture and sister company Young America, has stepped down to pursue other leadership opportunities in the industry.
     Bowman joined Stanley in October 2006 as vice president of sales. A year later he took over the sales for both Stanley and Young America and was promoted to his most recent role in 2009.
     He told Furniture/Today he had been discussing the move with Stanley President and CEO Glenn Prillaman as far back as 18 months ago. For some time, he has wanted to head a furniture company, a goal he said he would be unable to attain at Stanley given that Prillaman has a solid standing at the helm.
     However, Bowman said he decided to remain on board to help out during a period of transition.
     Bowman, 43, came to Stanley from Thomasville, where he worked for two years, first as national sales manager and later as vice president of sales and retail development.
     Before that he was a general manager with Hendricks Furniture Group in Atlanta and before that worked as a regional manager in the Southeast for Sears Homelife Furniture.
     Bowman said the company announced his departure to reps in July. Around this time, Stanley promoted its international sales manager, Richard Broderson, to sales manager. In this role, Broderson will take over Bowman's responsibilities, managing both international and U.S. sales and managing its independent sales force.

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