DETROIT – Retailer Loves Furniture has announced a reassignment of duties to executive team members who are filling the roles of two executives who are leaving the company.
The executives that have left the company are Gus Glyptis, chief financial officer and vice president of finance, and Keith Gauthier, vice president of supply chain and analytics.
The company said it was grateful for the knowledge and experience they each “brought to our crucial launch phase.”
The company said that Kelly Breitenbecher, senior vice president of IT and digital, will now oversee all supply chain functions of the company. She has more than 30 years of experience in retail and has been part of the Loves leadership team since the retailer began operations earlier this spring.
Ascanio Terracciano will manage financial operations with support from company parent U.S. Assets. The company noted he has significant experience in managing financial operations and strategy within retail and other industries.
Mia McMurray, senior buyer for case goods/merchandising, did not offer further comment on the appointments.
I’m Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.