Hooker Furnishings names two industry veterans to executive roles

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Hooker Furnishings names two industry veterans to executive roles

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MARTINSVIILLE, Va. – Hooker Furnishings, one of the largest North American furniture makers, has named Minoo Hinman and Allison Eremita to executive roles with HMI Group and Accentrics Home, respectively.

Hinman joins the company with more than 25 years’ experience in the furniture industry, as its new director of showroom design for HMI Group. In her new role, she will be responsible for the conception to execution of its showroom initiatives and will report to Alexandra O’Hare, vice president of marketing and interior design of Hooker Furnishings.

“Minoo not only brings with her years of experience within the home furnishings space, but also her creativity and her ability to design captivating showrooms and visuals,” said O’Hare. “We are very excited to have her join our team.”

Prior to joining, Hinman held the position of director of visual display and fabric merchandising at Theodore Alexander. Earlier in her career, she spent seven years with Maitland-Smith as its director of visual merchandising.

Eremita replaces Jordan Noe as vice president of product development and merchandising for Accentrics Home. She will be based out of the High Point office and reports to Kevin Walker, president of Accentrics Home. Eremita has nearly 30 years of experience in the home furnishings industry.

“Allison is a talented and innovative product designer and we couldn’t be happier that she is the newest member of our team,” said Walker. “She brings with her a wealth of product development and merchandising knowledge, and she will play a big role in our future collections.”

She will be responsible for developing new designs and creating the Homeware by Hooker Furnishings brand of upper to middle price-point products to compete online. Eremita will also oversee product line management, showroom concepts and product placements.

In addition, she spent time in Shandong, China as the creative director for Dinglong Furniture in where she focused on product development, merchandising and showroom design. Eremita has also held similar roles with Home Source, Violino and Magnussen.

Based in Martinsville, Va., Hooker Furnishings is ranked among the nation’s largest publicly traded furniture sources and encompasses 12 operating businesses. These brands include: Hooker Furniture, Hooker Upholstery, Bradington-Young, Sam Moore Furniture, Shenandoah Furniture, H Contract, Accentrics Home, Pulaski Furniture, Samuel Lawrence Furniture, Prime Resource International, Samuel Lawrence Hospitality and HMIdea. The company has corporate offices and upholstery manufacturing facilities in located in Virginia and North Carolina, with showrooms in High Point and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.



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Originally posted 2021-11-26 06:11:26.

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