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Burke Named VP for Store Ops at Sofa Express & More

By Home Furnishings Business in Furniture Retailing on April 2007 Sofa Express & More has promoted Len Burke to vice president of store operations, the Columbus, Ohio-based retailer announced Wednesday.

Burke, a 20 year retail furniture veteran, has been with Sofa Express & More for 18 years, reports to President and Chief Executive Officer Woolard Harris in his new role. Most recently, Burke was director of outlet operations, where he was responsible for the merchandising, marketing and operations of eight outlet locations in four markets.

€œLen seemed an obvious choice given his overall knowledge of the industry and his motivational selling tactics,€ said Harris. €œHe is an extremely energetic person whose positive attitude and work ethic lift all those around him. I am extremely happy that Len has accepted this new challenge and he has already created a positive impact at our company.€

Sofa Express & More has more than 40 stores and 800 employees in seven states, and is owned by an affiliate of full-line vendor Klaussner Furniture Inc.

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