MARTINSVILLE, VA —Hooker Furniture

has hired longtime furniture and wood products consultant Art Raymond as senior vice president of operations, according to Furniture Today.

Raymond will be responsible for the company’s wood operations, including forecasting, supply chain management, warehousing and distribution, product quality, process improvement and customer service. He also will mentor and prepare managers for additional responsibilities.

“We’ve worked closely with him over the last 20 years on projects ranging from manufacturing to distribution to forecasting and strategic planning,” said Paul Toms, chairman, CEO and president of Hooker. “We believe he’s a perfect fit for our company and culture. He’s a great strategic thinker, and should hit the ground running.”

Raymond’s firm, A.G. Raymond and Co., has served as a consultant to residential furniture, flooring, kitchen cabinet, plywood, office furniture and store fixtures industries, among others.

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