Parker House appoints Doug Townsend as COO

Parker House Furniture has announced the appointment of Doug Townsend as Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to President and CEO Chris Lupo, Townsend will oversee company operations, product manufacturing, supply chain management, domestic and international logistics, as well as lead warehousing initiatives and business e-commerce.
“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Doug Townsend as Chief Operating Officer,” said Lupo. “With extensive furniture knowledge and leadership experience, Doug is a fantastic addition to our management team. His vision and talents will be instrumental in our continued growth and success.
With over 25 years in the furniture industry, Townsend’s experience includes leadership roles at Samuel Lawrence Furniture, Home Meridian International and Hooker Furniture. He led HMI as co-chairman, with previous roles as chief financial officer, executive vice president of US and Asian operations, and chief operating officer of the e-commerce, club/mass and hospitality divisions. Most recently, Townsend was Director of Transformation for The Living Company, a leading supplier of furniture for student accommodation and hospitality.
“I am thrilled to join one of the fastest growing furniture companies in the market,” said Townsend. “Chris and Victor have built a great business that truly serves its customers with a winning formula of quality upholstery and storage furniture that retails and ships quickly. I look forward to helping the team to go to the next level.
Parker House Furniture co-owner Victor Zonni, who previously ran the company’s operations, moves into an advisory position with the organization and remains secretary to the board.

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