• Erin Berg

Spectra Home expands management team

HIGH POINT — As part of the merger of upholstery manufacturers Spectra Home and Palatial Furniture, industry veteran Christine Pressley has been named to the new position of operations manager for both divisions under Shayne International Holdings.

Christine PressleyChristine Pressley

Pressley will be responsible for management of customer service, logistics and warehouse facilities. The companies will continue to maintain separate showrooms and marketing efforts.

Spectra Home President Bill Cubberley said Pressley’s extensive background in retailing and manufacturing, sales management, as well as customer service and operations make her the ideal candidate to fill the new operations role.

“Christine’s intimate understanding of retailers’ needs, combined with her considerable talents in the areas of customer care and satisfaction, as well as her experience in management and logistics will enable us to further build on the strengths of these two companies,” Cubberley said. “We are very pleased to have an executive of her caliber assume this position and look forward to the improvements she will make in each of these areas.”

Pressley began her career in the home furnishings business on the sales floor of Boyles Furniture in 1989, eventually working her way up into management of multiple store locations. She became a manufacturer’s representative for both Dan River and Southeastern Fabrics and later, Clayton Marcus, where she also handled inside sales for Top 100 accounts like Raymour & Flanigan and Sofa Express. She has served as operations manager of Palatial Furniture for the past five years.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to develop and merge the operational synergies of Spectra Home and Palatial Furniture, making the whole greater than either company already is individually,” said Pressley. “We have a wonderful team of talented people coming together to grow these companies and this move is the obvious next professional step for me personally. All roads have been leading me to this moment.”

Erin BergErin Berg | Associate Editor

Erin Berg is an Associate Editor for Furniture/Today. After earning her B. A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, Erin began her career in marketing where she served clients in a wide variety of industries from film and television entertainment to aviation. Erin lived in Italy and four different states before landing in North Carolina in 2009.

Erin can be reached at EBerg@furnituretoday.com or at 336-605-1040.

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