DALLAS – Stefanie Lucas has joined American Leather Holdings, parent company of American Leather, Lee Inds., Brookline Furniture and Bench Made Modern, as chief revenue officer.
Lucas, a 20-plus-year industry veteran who has held executive positions with furniture manufacturers, retailers and international consumer brands, is responsible for overseeing all revenue, marketing and merchandising for all ALH brands. She reports to American Leather Holdings CEO Bruce Birnbach.
Lucas came to American Leather from Bassett Furniture Inds., where she was chief merchandising officer. She has also served as CEO of retailer Boston Interiors, which as nine locations in Massachusetts and one in New Hampshire; was North America president of leather upholstery resource HTL International; and served as president/CEO of Rowe Furniture during her nine-year tenure there.
Her consumer brands experience, prior to furniture, includes global marketing roles within Reebok Int’l/Rockport and also at Chico’s, a women’s apparel retailer.
“I have known Stefanie since her time with Rowe Furniture and know her to be a proven leader in our industry and with international brands,” Birnbach said. “Her wealth of experience will be instrumental in helping our companies realize their revenue goals, while bringing new ideas and energy across all American Leather Holdings brands.”
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.