AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gardner-White Furniture announced today that Kathy Veltri has joined the company in the newly created role of Executive VP of Sales.
"We are delighted to welcome Kathy to our team," said Steve Tronstein, Gardner-White CEO, "Her track record speaks for itself. Gardner-White will benefit from her vast experience in the selling side of the retail furniture business. We expect Kathy to be a key player as we execute the next phase of our growth plan."
Kathy Veltri has served as president of Thomasville Home Furnishings though 2014. Prior to Thomasville, she was senior vice president of marketing and stores at Arhaus Furniture. Veltri said, "Gardner-White is a wonderful company and a perfect fit for me. It's not that often today to find a furniture retailer that has a great reputation and a true desire to maintain their core values while poised for growth and expansion!"
Gardner-White also announced that Pat Sebastian, respected and storied industry veteran and director of sales training will retire in mid-2016. Rachel Tronstein, president of Gardner-White said, "Pat has created the Gardner-White culture. In my three years at Gardner-White he has mentored me and taught me our core values that we will bring forward."
Also announced today, the promotion of Pamela Novak-George to vice president of store operations, from director of store operations. "Pam has brought structure and discipline to Gardner-White stores. Her efforts were integral to making us Top 100," Tronstein said. "We are excited to see her rise within Gardner-White and bring our stores to the next level."
Gardner-White Furniture is a Furniture Today Top 100 company, an industry leader in sales per square foot, and a market leader in bedding sales. Founded in 1912, Gardner-White has been serving generations of Michigan families for over 100 years. Gardner-White is a family owned and operated furniture retailer whose mission is to offer excellent value and selection, along with convenient delivery options for the busy consumers. A single store until 1974, Gardner-White now operates throughout all of metropolitan Detroit and continues to grow.
SOURCE Gardner-White Furniture