Hooker Furniture names Matt Cowan VP, special accounts
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, April 17, 2012
HIGH POINT — Matt Cowan has been named as vice president of special accounts for Hooker Furniture.
Cowan has been a sales representative for the company in northern Texas and Oklahoma since 1990. He has been a rep in the furniture industry since 1983, first with Riverside and then Universal before joining Hooker.
He reports to Ray Harm, senior vice president of sales, and will be based in Dallas.
"The development of key accounts is an important part of our business today and will be a vital part of our growth going forward," said Alan Cole, president of Hooker. "Matt is ideal for this role in a number of ways, including his keen understanding of Hooker's business culture as well as his exceptional ability to size up the needs of customers and then align the right programs and products to accomplish their objectives and maximize the relationship."
Cowan will work with the merchandising team in developing proprietary product for key national and regional dealers.
"Having been a representative all these years, I believe I can bring a thorough understanding of the dealers' perspective and an understanding of their unique challenges, whether they are a department store, family-owned business or another business model," Cowan said.