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Heritage Home Group announces new hires

AT THE MARKET — Heritage Home Group, the parent company of Broyhill, Thomasville, Lane, Henredon and other major industry brands, has hired a new chief marketing officer and also has named two others to key positions within its organization.

The company has named Roxanne Bernstein as chief marketing officer, a new position at Heritage Home. She comes to the company from Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kan., where she was global senior vice president of marketing. The company said she also has extensive experience in the consumer products industry, having worked in marketing and general management positions at Kraft Foods and Kellogg’s.

She reports to CEO Ira Glazer and will handle all strategic marketing and communications initiatives for Heritage Home.

Also reporting to Glazer is Lynda Stout, who has been named senior vice president of retail. She has about 30 years of furniture industry experience, including her role as vice president of retail for Ethan Allen.

In her new position, she will oversee the strategic direction and growth of Heritage Home Group’s retail stores.

The company has also named Tod Phelps as chief technology officer. He reports to Chief Financial Officer Jeff Zappone.

He comes to the company from Mortgage Contracting Services, where he was chief information officer and partner. Before that, he was chief information officer at Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks.

In this new position with Heritage Home, he will lead and direct all strategic information technology initiatives.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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