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Bill Wittenberg to Lead AHFA Board in 2018

Bill Wittenberg, CEO of Klaussner Home Furnishings, has been elected chairman of the American Home Furnishings Alliance board of directors.

He will be assisted by Gat Caperton, CEO of Gat Creek Furniture, who was elected first vice chairman, and Jeb Bassett, senior vice president of Bassett Furniture’s wood division, who was chosen second vice chairman.

AHFA’s 2017 chairman, Richard Magnussen of Magnussen Home Furnishings, moves to immediate past-chairman of the board of directors for 2018.

The new officers assume their posts on Jan. 1.

Executives newly elected to three-year terms on the AHFA board were: Doug Bassett, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture; Bruce Birnbach, American Leather; Karel Czanderna, Flexsteel Industries; Michael Delgatti, Hooker Furniture; Todd Evans, Standard Furniture; Joe Johnston, Johnston Casuals; Steve Lehman, Smith Brothers of Berne; Eric Parsons, Gloster Furniture; and Jeff Scheffer, Universal Furniture.

Continuing on the board with terms expiring at the end of 2019 are: Doug Collier, La-Z-Boy; Eric Graham, Fine Furniture Design; Greg Harden, Harden Furniture; Fred Henjes, Riverside Furniture; Allan Palecek, Palecek; Glenn Prillaman, Stanley Furniture; Alex Shuford III, Century Furniture; and Todd Wanek, Ashley Furniture Industries.

Continuing on the board with terms expiring at the end of 2018 are: David Beckmann, Emerald Home Furnishings; Roger Bland, Southern Motion; Andy Bray, Vanguard Furniture; Jeff Cook, A.R.T. Furniture; Kurt Darrow, La-Z-Boy.; Rory Rehmert, Castelle; and Ron Wanek, Ashley Furniture.

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