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DAVID STEWART JOINS BDI AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES
Industry Leader Brings Experience in Sales & Marketing For Luxury Brand
CHANTILLY, VA – September 12, 2016 – Furniture manufacturer BDI announces that David Stewart has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, reporting to Lorri Kelley, President. Stewart brings 17 years of experience in sales and retail operations to this position. He will lead all sales efforts for BDI, overseeing account management, supporting product development and participating in the strategic direction of the company as part of the executive team. Stewart will be transitioning into the the role previously held by Steve Feldman, Director of Sales, who retires at the end of the year after more than 16 years with BDI.
BDI has long been a company that I have admired, and I am delighted to be joining the team
David Stewart, VP of Sales
“We couldn’t be more excited to have David joining our very talented team,” said BDI’s President, Lorri Kelley. “He has impressive experience in the furniture industry and is a well-respected sales executive. His demonstrated ability to lead top-line initiatives, build relationships with our important retail partners and spearhead growth - combined with his enthusiasm for BDI - will be key in his successful leadership of the company’s sales efforts.”
Most recently, Stewart served as Vice President of Sales and Operations for North America for W. Schillig where he had a primary role in strategic planning, communication, and execution of the company’s mission, vision, and values. He was also engaged in market research, product development, strategic planning, and played a key role in establishing the design direction for the North American market.
“BDI has long been a company that I have admired, and I am delighted to be joining the team,” said Stewart. “With a product line that is innovative and thoughtfully designed, an established network of exceptional retailers, and a tenured internal team that is 100% committed to providing excellent service to all of our partners, I feel that BDI has a great future ahead and I am proud to be on board.”
Stewart earned his Bachelor’s degree in Wood Products from Penn State University in State College, Pa.
BDI is a premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance furniture and an industry leader in media furniture, office and modular shelving systems. Guided by the philosophy that everything has its place, BDI furniture combines great design with innovative functionality to seamlessly integrate technology into the home and office environments. BDI products are available through leading furniture and electronic retailers throughout the United States, Canada, the UK and elsewhere.