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Riverside Furniture Taps Ken Donham as VP of Supply Chain

Casegoods resource Riverside Furniture has announced the appointment of Ken Donham, a 15-year supply chain and operations specialist, as vice president of supply chain.

Donham, who has served in supply chain and operational roles for ART Furniture, Universal, Sun Delivery and Broyhill, will focus on increasing speed-to-market of products to retailers and consumers.

“Ken will add significant value by insuring that our best sellers are in in stock and that we’re servicing retailers at the highest possible level,” said Fred Henjes, CEO and president.

Donham joins the company after Riverside just opened its second U.S. distribution center last month, a 75,000-square-foot facility in Ridgeway, Va., to improve service to retailers in the Eastern U.S. The company also has a distribution center at its headquarters here and in Vietnam, from which retailers can order mixed containers direct in as small a quantity as 350 cubes.

For the last five years, Donham worked as the director of supply chain for a pharmaceutical company. “I’m excited to get back to the furniture industry, especially to join a company like Riverside with a rich history of providing industry-leading products to our customer partners,” Donham said. “The essence of my job is to listen to our customers and provide what they need. I look forward to strengthening our customer-focused global supply chain and developing solutions that meet the customer’s needs.”

“Having worked with Ken before, I find him to be a leader who thrives on coaching and developing his team. He encourages trust and openness and has a passion for seeing people succeed and grow. We’re confident he will add value to the entire organization,” said John Iasiello, senior vice president of strategic planning and business development.”

Donham, a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., will split his time between the Fort Smith headquarters and Riverside’s High Point office. He reports to Beth Brown, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.

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