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American Silk Mills Taps Jeffrey Smith as Director of Sales

Textile resource American Silk Mills has announced that Jeffrey W. Smith joined the company as director of sales. Smith will report to CEO David Corbin.

The addition of Smith will help fulfill the company’s business development strategy and strengthen its sales capabilities.

Smith has more than 20 years of experience in the home furnishings industry. Prior to joining American Silk Mills, he worked for Hughes Furniture Industries as national sales manager where he was responsible for hiring, training and managing its sales team. Smith also worked directly with merchandising and product development to create new products, as well as develop marketing and training programs with the companies he has represented.

Smith held executive positions of VP of Sales and VP of Business Development at Ashley Furniture Industries, regional sales manager at Broyhill Home Furnishings and VP of Sales at Lane Home Furnishings.

“We are very pleased to welcome someone with Smith’s knowledge and experience to the American Silk Mills team,” said Corbin. “We believe his leadership in this industry will help us continue to provide our customers with innovative strategies and solutions, as well as create an immediate impact for the company.”

In his role, Smith will be instrumental in analyzing the growth opportunities for American Silk Mills. He will assist in hiring additional sales representatives focused on the residential, jobber and designer end markets, while also leading business expansion into the Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, Southeast, and International territories.

“It’s a great opportunity to be part of American Silk Mills, a company rich in both heritage and transformation,” said Smith. “I’m looking forward to building lasting customer relationships and growing our business both domestically and internationally.”

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