Henjes Named President at RiversideMarch 14, 2010
Case goods and occasional vendor Riverside Furniture Corp., Fort Smith, Ark., has named Fred Henjes president of the company.
Henjes has a 21-year career with Riverside, where he served in various capacities including sales representative to, most recently, senior vice president sales and marketing.
Long time President and majority owner, Howard J. Spradlin, is stepping aside after46 years with Riverside to take a less active daily role in the management of the company. He will continue as chief executive officer.
"We are very proud of and excited about the management team that Fred has assembled to help grow our business," Spradlin said.
Recent promotions and appointments include Greg Adams, senior vice president operations and administration; Beth Brown,
vice president and CFO; Mike Charlton, senior vice president product development, merchandising and advertising; Glenn Felterman, senior vice president sales and product management; Bernie Holly, senior vice president supply chain and logistics; and Chad Silver, vice president national sales manager.
"This outstanding group of individuals has played key roles in helping Riverside transitionfrom its U.S. manufacturing base to sourcing most of the current merchandise line up from overseas," Spradlin said. "They all have served Riverside for a number of yearsand, in addition, some have experience in the home furnishings industry in both retail and manufacturing."
Riverside currently offers a wide array of mid-price point merchandise in entertainment, home office, occasional, bedroom and casual dining categories. Riverside has showrooms at the International Home Furnishings Center, Commerce Street Wing, Space C-302, in High Point; and the World Market Center, Building B, Space B-1175, in Las Vegas.