Reardon to speak at ASFD market dinner

Event set for April 7 in High Point

HIGH POINT — Jay Reardon, principal of Reardon Advisors and former president of manufacturer Hickory Chair, will be the keynote speaker at the American Society of Furniture Designers’ spring market dinner here April 7.

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Reardon’s presentation will be on “Sustaining the Value of Design: Three Secrets to Make Your Concepts Pay Off” and will take place at the String and Splinter Club in High Point at 6 p.m.

Reardon is an industry consultant and has addressed the National Economic Development Conference, the Council on Competitiveness and the North Carolina Department of Commerce Manufacturing Summit. Reardon has also been featured in articles on lean enterprise, employee empowerment and servant leadership.

He recently became a board member and consultant for high-end North Carolina furniture manufacturer Chaddock.

“We are thrilled to host Jay Reardon at this year’s event,” said Richard Schroeder, ASFD president. “Jay is an industry icon whose knowledge spans many layers of our industry.”

The Bienenstock Furniture Library’s 2013-14 design competition winners and the 2014 ASFD Touching Lives By Design merit scholarship winners will also be recognized during the dinner.

Registration is open for the dinner at and is available to all ASFD members and market attendees with a reservation. Tickets include a cocktail and networking reception sponsored by Leggett & Platt, dinner and the keynote speaker address. Proceeds from the event will benefit the organization’s scholarship fund.

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