From Home Furnishing Business
Saldana Name VP Product Development for Agio-USA
Leonard Saldana has been named vice president of product development for casual furniture supplier Agio-USA.
In his position, Saldana’s priority will be to grow the indoor furniture retailer segment by developing products that encourage more traditional retailers to embrace Agio’s outdoor line.
“We couldn’t be happier in naming Leonard to this position,” said Bob Gaylord, president of Agio-USA. “His new role will be to leverage his knowledge and experience in developing new products that fit price points that our traditional furniture retailers need for their customers.”
Saldana has been with Agio for 10 years, most recently as vice president of product marketing for the mass segment. “I look forward to this exciting opportunity with Agio,” he said. “Among the most rewarding aspects of my work here at Agio is taking on challenges such as this one,” he said.
Saldana’s career path has progressed through the furniture industry from design, to project management and eventually to product development and marketing. A California native, he studied design at Cerritos Junior College and entered the workforce as a junior mechanical draftsman, which opened the door into the field of project management with the CalStyle brand.
Before coming to Agio, Saldana was employed for nine years at O’Sullivan Inds. Prior to that, he worked for Sunbeam Outdoor Products, where he first became acquainted with John Oppenheimer, Agio’s executive vice president. Oppenheimer later introduced him to Agio.