Padjen to lead global sales at Klaussner
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, October 29, 2012
ASHEBORO, N.C. - Upholstery and case goods resource Klaussner Home Furnishings has named industry veteran Mike Padjen vice president of international sales.
The position has been held by Bones O'Briant, a 26-year Klaussner employee who is retiring in February. O'Briant also serves as a regional vice president of sales for the company, overseeing sales activity in the Northeast as well as states including Tennessee and Virginia.
Padjen most recently was director of the North Carolina Furniture Export Office, a division of the state's Department of Commerce. Earlier, he held operations executive posts at American of Martinsville and La-Z-Boy Global, and also worked for American Drew, Wellborn Forest Products, cabinet manufacturer Merillat Inds and Coffman Stair Co.
At Klaussner, he reports to Brandunn Rush, vice president of sales.