BAY MINETTE, Ala. - Standard Furniture CEO Todd Evans will step down from his position at the residential furniture manufacturer. The company said Evans will act as an advisor to the leadership team in a transition period through Nov. 1.
Chairman of the Board Billy Hodgson will assume the interim CEO position with the remainder of the leadership team continuing in their current roles.
Evans' contributions during his 20 years include leading the company's post-recession turnaround, procuring the Magnolia Home license, and continued development and growth of its infrastructure and leadership. Evans also was instrumental in the rebrand and relaunch of StandardFurniture.com, the introduction of new product lines and investments in operations and technology.
"Todd Evans has defined what it means to be a leader. He embodies the values of our company as a quality and value-driven furniture manufacturer," Hodgson said "Todd understands the importance of relationships with our customers and our staff. We have treated our company like a family and Todd, his wife and kids will always have a place here."
According to the company, Evans is leaving his position to focus more time on his family. "It's so rare these days to spend the first 20 years of your career in the same place," Evans noted. "Standard Furniture has been more of an extended family to me than a job. For 20 years it has been my number one priority and it's time for me to shift my priorities. My career here has been such a blessing to me and my family; the relationships with our employees our customers and our suppliers are something I will always cherish. I am grateful to Billy and the Hodgson family. Thank you to Aterian Partners for believing in us in 2017. The future is bright at Standard Furniture."
Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Bay Minette, Alabama, Standard Furniture is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality residential furniture, including: occasional tables, dining tables, chairs, bedroom furniture, stationary upholstery, motion upholstery, youth and accessories. Its portfolio of brands include: Standard Furniture, Albany, Standard Living, and sofab. The company employs more than 1,725 people worldwide at six manufacturing facilities, three distribution centers, and six sales operations and customer service offices. It also has more than 2,000 retail partners representing approximately 7,000 storefronts nationwide.
The company ranked 64 on the latest FDMC 300 list of North America's largest wood products producers.
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