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Bruce Miller leaving IHFC; Lindh to succeed

Miller will remain on IHFC board

HIGH POINT -- Bruce Miller, longtime head of the International Home Furnishings Center, will retire Jan. 1, ending a 20-year career with the city's largest showroom complex.

Miller has been CEO since 1986, and also held the title of president until 2003.

Tom Lindh, president and chief operating officer since 2003, will assume the CEO's duties after Miller's retirement.

Miller said he will remain on the IHFC board, and will be available as a consultant.

"It's time for me to move on to something else," Miller said. "Tom will do a fine job as CEO."

During Miller's tenure, the IHFC — known as the Southern Furniture Exposition Center until the late 1980s — was expanded three times, and now has over 3 million square feet.

When he joined the building's staff, High Point was a major regional show, but it has evolved into the largest wholesale furniture market in the world with more than 11 million square feet of exhibit space.

Prior to joining the IHFC, Miller was CEO of Lynchburg, Va.-based Craddock Terry Shoe Corp., and earlier was director of international operations for Avon Products.

Lindh joined the IHFC as executive vice president in 1999. Prior to that, he spent 16 years at Bank of America.

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