ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 11, 2018--Brown Jordan International (BJI), a leader in luxury furniture design, names David Kennedy a divisional president of Brown Jordan. Kennedy will lead Brown Jordan’s sales team, while being an integral member of senior leadership to help execute the brand’s new strategic vision.
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Brown Jordan International, a leader in luxury furniture design, names David Kennedy a divisional president of Brown Jordan. Kennedy will lead Brown Jordan’s sales team and help execute the brand’s new strategic vision. (Photo: Business Wire)
Kennedy brings more than 20 years’ experience with leading brands in the design and furniture industries. Most recently, he served as vice president of contract for Design Within Reach, where sales increased four times during his tenure, and concurrently served as vice president of retail for Herman Miller. Prior to that, Kennedy was regional director for North America at DEDON.
“Brown Jordan is one of the most storied American furniture brands,” Kennedy said. “I grew up with it because my parents were collectors. The brand has persevered for 70 years because of its rich history and key strengths. Brown Jordan stands out because it designs and manufactures its own products and has innovation in its DNA, like being first to bring woven and parabolic mesh as categories to the US. It’s an exciting time at Brown Jordan, and I’m honored to help lead the brand back to its rightful place as the author of the outdoor experience and a leader in innovation and aesthetic.”
“Change is in the air,” said Gene Moriarty, president and chief executive officer, Brown Jordan International. “David is a key member of the leadership team as we’re poised to take Brown Jordan to the next level. Our new strategic vision is to regain our roots as an authentic, luxury brand, while showcasing design that enables people to enjoy life’s moments. We’re excited to share more over the next few months.”
Kennedy also serves as industry chair on the national board of directors of the American Society of Interior Designers and is a corporate advocate for Be Original America, an organization committed to educating the design industry on the value of authenticity.
About Brown Jordan
Brown Jordan is the world’s finest maker of innovative, meticulously designed and exceptionally executed outdoor furniture and accessories. Brown Jordan offers best in class products for refined, relaxed and luxurious outdoor living that offer a canvas for people to enjoy life’s moments. Known for award-winning designs and heirloom quality, Brown Jordan has maintained the gold standard in outdoor furnishings for the past 70 years. Click here for more information on exciting news coming soon for the Brown Jordan brand.
About Brown Jordan International
Brown Jordan International is a leading designer and manufacturer of quality indoor and outdoor furnishings that inspire the beautiful life with designed spaces and elevated experiences that enable people to gather, connect and express themselves. The world’s most inspired portfolio of furniture design includes recognized and designer renowned brands including Brown Jordan, Winston, Casual Living Worldwide, Charter, Tropitone and Texacraft that offer a full range of products for residential, hospitality, leisure, corporate, restaurant and other commercial environments. Brown Jordan International is privately held with corporate offices located in St. Augustine, Florida. For more information, visit www.bji.com.
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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA FLORIDA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LUXURY HOME GOODS INTERIOR DESIGN RETAIL SPECIALTY CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY OTHER RETAIL
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