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Man Wah Holdings has announced the hiring of Jay Quimby as Senior VP of Sales. In this new position, Quimby will be responsible for building new business through alternative channels while contributing to the focus of the senior management team. This new initiative for Man Wah will expand its footprint of distribution supporting its investment in additional upholstery capacity.
Quimby comes to Man Wah after spending his entire career in the furniture industry. For the last 20-plus years, he has held different senior leadership positions at United Furniture which today is trading as lane Furniture. In his last position, which he held for the past 11 years, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and a member of the Executive Leadership team. His responsibility included managing the entire sales team, Marketing department, Upholstery product development as well as the parts and warranty departments. This position had him cultivate and expand business with the top 100 retailers, Mass Merchants, Rent to Own, E-Commerce, Home Improvement centers, Department stores, Specialty stores, Distributors, International markets, and other emerging channels of distribution.
“Quimby brings a wealth of experience, product knowledge, and relationships to the Man Wah senior management team,” says Gabriele Natale President of Man Wah USA. “A proven leader who can expand our customer base giving new alternative channels a true retail partner solution program with values not seen anywhere else in the marketplace.”
This new position is the result of our recently announced expansion plans and the investments currently being made to improve efficiencies at our Vietnam, Mexico, and China factories.
“I am excited and extremely honored to be part of this Man Wah team. Working with a factory that has the capabilities of Man Wah is exciting,” said Quimby. “Man Wah is a globally dominant player in motion furniture as well as all upholstery. I look forward to joining this dynamic leadership team and am excited to be part of the company’s growth as we take advantage of the many opportunities in the marketplace today for financially strong and well positioned factories.”
About Man Wah Holdings
With a reputation for excellence and innovation earned over three decades, global furniture manufacturer Man Wah is renowned for groundbreaking innovation in motion furniture and upholstery, recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its furniture and its business practices. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Man Wah has more than 11,000 employees worldwide and more than 1,900 retail franchises in Asia. A holder of more than 300 patents, Man Wah is recognized throughout the industry for its innovation and inventive approach and is driven by its robust in-house R&D department. Man Wah is proud to work with and support scores of small business suppliers across the U.S. and internationally.