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Andrew Pearson Global names new president

September 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Ron Crouch, a 28-year veteran in the furniture industry, is the new president of Andrew Pearson Global in Mount Airy.

Former President Hal Brownfield has moved up to chairman of the newly restructured and renamed contemporary furniture manufacturer (formerly Andrew Pearson Design) that is expanding its product categories.

Also new to the company is John Sellers, vice president of sales and marketing. He replaces Pat Allison, who has left the firm.

Crouch has worked in sales and marketing for 28 years. He founded case goods importer Austin Gray in 2004. Previously he was with Universal Furniture. He will be responsible for daily operations at Andrew Pearson Global, for working with dealers to create customer-specific product designs and for developing business opportunities in new markets worldwide.

Sellers was affiliated with Italian leather upholstery producer Divania, as well as Domus, his own company. In his new role, he will work with dealers on product design and will manage the sales force based in the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.

Andrew Pearson Global has offices in China, Vietnam, Italy, Brazil and North Carolina. It has warehouses in Shenzhen, China; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; and here in Mount Airy. It has showrooms in Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai and High Point.

The company last week participated for the first time at the China International Expo in Shanghai.

“We are positioned to service and support our global dealer network,” Crouch said. “Our contemporary product will utilize a variety of materials including glass, metal, wood, bamboo, lacquerware and water hyacinth. We are expanding from occasional items into casual dining, dining room, bedroom, artwork and accessories.”

Many of these new products will be introduced at the High Point Market, Oct. 1-7, in the Pearson showroom at 116 E. Commerce St.

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