WARREN, Mich., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Art Van Furniture, the Midwest's number one furniture and mattress retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer, has promoted Jeanette McNamara to serve as the vice president of the company's luxury divisions, Scott Shuptrine Interiors and the newly acquired Hillside Contemporary Furniture.
As vice president of Scott Shuptrine and Hillside, McNamara is responsible for overseeing and leading the day-to-day activities of the company's eight Scott Shuptrine locations and the Bloomfield Township-based Hillside store, ensuring each exceeds its quality, profitability and sales goals. Additionally, she will be driving the continued growth of each luxury division brand through in-store galleries, stand-alone locations and an aggressive franchising portfolio plan.
"The luxury furniture segment of the market is a very important part of our business as it typically sets styles and trends that ultimately make their way to the middle market segment that makes up the bulk of our business," said Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van. "We believe that our involvement in this segment provides us with important credibility that further enhances our image for style within the larger Art Van brand."
A graduate of The University of Michigan, McNamara joined Art Van and Scott Shuptrine in 2013. With more than 15 years of leadership and sales experience in the furniture industry, she previously served as the director of Scott Shuptrine. Prior to her tenure with Art Van, McNamara held a variety of management positions with Pottery Barn, including corporate district manager of Pottery Barn Kids and Teen in San Francisco, district manager of Pottery Barn in Michigan and Northern Ohio, and store manager of several locations throughout Southeast Michigan.
Scott Shuptrine galleries are located in Grand Rapids, Grosse Pointe, Novi, Royal Oak, Petoskey and Shelby Township, Mich.; Genoa and Toledo, Ohio; and Downers Grove and Rockford, Ill. For more information, visit www.scottshuptrine.com.
About Art Van Furniture
Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 100 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.
About Scott Shuptrine Interiors
The Scott Shuptrine name has a rich history of standing for a premium level of home furnishings and custom interior design. Scott Shuptrine Interiors makes its luxury designs accessible for today's décor enthusiasts and prides itself on providing trend-setting themes to partner with contemporary, traditional, eclectic and transitional interiors for a modern living approach. The gallery will provide access to world- renowned designer lines and custom furnishings, as well as key vendors, including Century, Bernhardt, Theodore Alexander, Vanguard, E.J. Victor, Ralph Lauren, Curations Limited and many more. Scott Shuptrine was founded in 1927 and purchased by Art Van Furniture in 1987. Learn more at www.ScottShuptrine.com.
SOURCE Art Van Furniture