From Home Furnishing Business
Curry Gets Marketing Post at Spectra Home
Spectra Home, the upholstery division of Hangzhou, China-based Shayne International, has tapped upholstered furniture veteran Gregory Curry as its new marketing manager.
Curry may be best known as the founder and former owner of upholstered furniture supplier Engender Furniture, and a partner in Thriftyu.com, a consumer-facing website focused on the Piedmont Triad area of North Carolina.
Prior to that, he served as national sales and merchandise manager for upholstered furniture manufacturer Lloyd’s of Chatham, and has worked for a variety of leading companies as an independent sales representative, including Lexington Home Brands, Rowe, Benchcraft, the Alan White Company and Palliser.
He replaces Priya Inman, who has left the company.
“Greg comes to us with a stellar reputation as a relationship-builder and well-rounded executive,” said John Hoff, president of Spectra Home. “His skills and experience working with independent retailers will be an asset in the development of smart programs designed to help retailers stand out in their marketplaces.”
“I’m very excited about joining the Spectra Home team,” Curry said. “As a fashion-forward line that has long been a private label supplier to specialty retailers and catalog houses, Spectra Home is particularly right…both for the times and those independent retailers who want to appeal to younger consumers seeking that level of stylish, high-quality furniture at more affordable price points.”