Star Furniture Names New CEO

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Houston-based Star Furniture has chosen Bob Price as its new CEO.

Price had been senior vice president of merchandising and inventory management at Art Van Furniture, and has more than four decades of experience in the retail sector, including 30 years at JC Penney.

“Bob is the right person to lead Star into its second century. While we conducted a nationwide search to fill this important position, it became clear that Bob met every criterion for this position,” said Irv Blumkin, Star’s Chairman of the Board. Blumkin is also CEO of Nebraska Furniture Mart.

Founded in the early 1900s by several men that pooled their money to purchase a horse and wagon to deliver furniture, Star Furniture became a retail store in 1912. The company currently has 11 stores, and is currently ranked fourth in the U.S. in furniture sales.

The company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 1997.

© 2017 David Mazor

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