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Universal Promotes De Lisa to West Coast Sales VP

Universal Furniture has promoted Chris De Lisa, the company’s sales representative in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area since 2011, to vice president of sales for the West Coast region.

In his new role, he will be joining Universal’s executive team in High Point, N.C., and report to Sean O’Connor, senior vice president of sales.

De Lisa has extensive experience in the home furnishings industry which he joined in 1992, including positions in retail, sales and logistics. In 2011, he joined Universal to take on New York area sales.

During his time with Universal, he had lead a team that achieved Sales Person of the Year in 2014 and 2015.  

“Chris’ passion for his work really affects others around him,” said O’Connor. “His enthusiasm creates strong and successful teams.”

“I am excited about moving into this new role with Universal,” said De Lisa. “Our product assortment, service and marketing support continue to add value for our customers. And I look forward to bringing my experience in the field to support the business of our partners and sales representatives.”

Mark Cowan will remain in his role as vice president of sales for the eastern region, also reporting to O’Connor.

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