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Harden Furniture names Gordon Dilworth as Canadian sales manager

Retired Durham Furniture executive returns to industry in high-end sales role

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MCCONNELLSVILLE, N.Y. – Gordon Dilworth, a former executive at Canadian case goods manufacturer Durham Furniture has been named Canadian sales manager and territory representative at upper end case goods and upholstery manufacturer Harden Furniture.

These accounts were previously overseen by Doug Cleveland, international sales manager at Harden. Cleveland will continue to oversee international sales as well as a number of key domestic accounts.

Dilworth retired from Durham in October 2015, having served as president for the previous seven years. Having led the company through the U.S. financial crisis and subsequent recession, he left the company prior to a change in ownership in 2016.

In his new position, he reports to Greg Harden, who said that the hiring is a “great opportunity to add a talented person to our team. Gord is well respected in the industry and his knowledge of solid wood and manufacturing will be very valuable in his new role.”

Dilworth said he looks forward to the new opportunity.

“As a competitor of Harden’s I was always impressed by the quality of their product, and the integrity of their organization. Joining Harden is a perfect extension of my Durham experience and I look forward to helping the Harden team grow their Canadian business,” he said. “I have been fortunate throughout my career to work with some outstanding companies. Durham was a great organization and Harden’s history and reputation is legendary.”

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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