From Home Furnishing Business
Southern Sky Home Taps Doug Cleveland as VP of Sales
Lifestyle home furnishings brand Southern Sky Home has announced the appointment of Doug Cleveland to its new position of vice president of sales.
Cleveland has more than 30 years of experience in the better goods furniture business. He was most recently national sales manager at Harden Furniture, where he managed the company’s sales team, worked directly with national accounts and was responsible for the development and growth of Harden’s international business.
During his 30-plus year tenure at Harden, Cleveland also worked with other management team members on product development and marketing initiatives, and developed an interior designer direct program to improve access for the design community to Harden products.
“We are excited to have someone with Doug’s experience and caliber join our sales team and help to expand our customer base,” said Bill Grace, owner and president. “Doug brings extensive furniture industry experience to a young company that will appreciate his strategic approach to meeting the evolving needs of our customers. His proven success and forward thinking will play an integral role in helping Southern Sky Home maintain consistent growth and continue to build our network of key dealers.”
In addition to overseeing Southern Sky Home’s sales team, Cleveland will collaborate with key accounts to develop tailored products and programs based on their needs, and work to drive new business opportunities for the company.
“I am truly honored to be part of the team at Southern Sky Home,” said Cleveland. “Bill Grace and Southern Sky Home products offer a unique, relaxed aesthetic with a focus on merging the best of function, comfort and style. This is the kind of product that is selling today, and I believe there is huge potential for the Southern Sky Home brand going forward. I can’t wait to expose even more retailers across the country to these distinctive, high quality home furnishings.”
Cleveland assumed his new role on Sept. 1 and will report directly to Bill Grace.