Stein World hires Daniel Masters as CEO
Home Accents Today Staff -- Home Accents Today, January 17, 2014
David Fiore, chairman of the board of directors of Stein World, announced that Daniel Masters has joined the company as president and CEO.
"We are extremely pleased to add a proven 35+ year furniture industry executive to lead the Stein World team," said Fiore. "Along with his extensive industry experience, Dan Masters brings a proven track record of success of 15 years at the CEO and general management level in the furniture business to our company. He is an excellent fit with Stein World and his background makes Dan the right person to lead the execution of our strategic plan."
Prior to joining Stein World, Masters served as president of Lane, a Furniture Brands International company. For more than eight years prior, he held the position of president of Hekman Furniture Company, an accent, occasional table and case goods company.
He began his career with Flexsteel, where he advanced to lead the company's sales efforts before moving on to direct the sales and marketing functions of Riverside Furniture, a case goods and upholstery company. Masters began the general management portion of his career with Jasper Cabinet before moving on to the same capacity at Richardson Brothers Furniture.
"Dan's well respected reputation and diverse experience in the furniture industry, coupled with his demonstrated leadership ability, strong supply chain experience and excellent strategic vision, combined with Stein World's strong management team and distinctive accent, lighting, and occasional table product lines, will serve to take our company to the next level of its growth and development, while continuing to provide exceptional value and service to our customers," Fiore said.
Masters earned his undergraduate degree in marketing from Stonehill College in Easton, Mass., and his MBA from Boston's Suffolk University. He and his wife will be relocating to Memphis, Tenn., the company's headquarters, from their current St. Louis home.
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