Roy Calcagne to Retire from Craftmaster Furniture

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Roy Calcagne will retire from Craftmaster Furniture soon after the upcoming October furniture market. He has been the President/CEO for the past 16 years leading the company through several manufacturing expansions and significant sales growth since 2006. He has been with the Samson Holdings Group since 2003 where he started the Universal Furniture import upholstery program. In 2006 he oversaw the acquisition of Craftmaster Furniture by Samson and then became the President/CEO of the company.


Calcagne has spent the past 41 years in the furniture industry and started at Bamberger’s/Macys department store in New Jersey and then New York. He was the upholstery Buyer until 1994 at which point, he joined Joan Fabrics in North Carolina and then Broyhill Furniture as the VP of Merchandising in 1999.


“It is with mixed emotions that I make this decision and move on to the next phase of life, I have thoroughly enjoyed every step of the way and have developed some wonderful friendships over the past 41 years. This industry is made up of a close-knit group of outstanding people from my co-workers, our customers, competitors and suppliers”, said Calcagne


“I had the benefit and distinct pleasure to have worked on three sides of this great industry, from being a large retail buyer in New York, then in fabric sales in N.C. and lastly leading one of the best upholstery companies in the U.S. Now, I will enjoy more time with family and friends along with some bucket list travel plans” added Calcagne.


A new President will be named shortly and Calcagne will remain CEO and work through a transition period with the new leader.


Samuel Kuo, the Chairman of Samson Holdings said, “I wish to thank Roy for his leadership at Craftmaster and for the company’s outstanding performance and contribution to Samson Holdings for the past 16 years. It has been a pleasure working with him and watching the company grow to over 1 million square feet of manufacturing space and 750 Associates.”



About Craftmaster Furniture

Craftmaster Furniture was founded in 1972 in Taylorsville, N.C. and specializes in moderate priced upholstery produced in the U.S.A. Custom order upholstery is their specialty with over 100 living room styles, 100 accents chairs and over 800 fabrics to choose from.  Craftmaster is a subsidiary of Samson Holdings along with Universal Furniture and Legacy Classic Furniture.


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