American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation names five new members
June 14, 2022 | 10:12 am CDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Five industry leaders will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame on Oct. 23 during the High Point Market. 

Joining the current 126 members of the Hall of Fame are:

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  • Michael Amini, chairman and CEO of AICO/Amini Innovations Corp.; 
  • Michael K. Dugan, former president and CEO of Henredon Furniture Industries; 
  • John Gabbert, founder of Room & Board; 
  • Neil Goldberg, chairman and ,CEO of Raymour & Flanigan Furniture; 
  • and Stephen K. Pond, founding publisher of Furniture Today. 

“This year’s inductees represent a broad spectrum of enduring excellence and superior accomplishments from across the industry, including design, global sourcing, manufacturing, retail and ,communications,” said Caroline Hipple, president of the Foundation board of directors and president of Norwalk Furniture. “Their impact is significant and far-reaching. Each epitomizes the innovation and creativity worthy of our industry’s highest honor.”

A seven-member selection committee, composed of Hall of Fame Foundation board members and representatives from diverse segments of the industry, chooses inductees based on their contributions to the growth and development of the home furnishings industry in America. 

“Our independent selection committee, which maintains the highest standards, is committed to thoughtfully and thoroughly researching candidates from across the industry,” Hipple said.

“The 2022 inductees have positively impacted the industry in a multitude of ways and serve as exceptional role models for future leaders in home furnishings.” 

Sophia, the world’s first humanoid celebrity, will deliver an inspiring keynote address, as well as engage in an on-stage conversation and answer questions from the audience, during the 2022 Master the Challenge Induction Celebration. The industry’s most prestigious event will again be at the Sheraton Greensboro Four Seasons.

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