ADVANCE, N.C.—Beaufurn, the manufacturer of fashion-forward, functional designs, announced that it has hired Phyllis Burke Russell as Director of Design and Marketing. Burke Russell brings to Beaufurn an extensive background in marketing, visual merchandising, branding and product development. She has held executive positions of significant responsibility for marketing, strategic growth and sales analysis at furniture companies in China and Saudi Arabia. With regard to product design and development, Burke Russell has trained design staffs at firms in several countries. She began her career at Drexel Heritage.
Beaufurn’s President Thomas Bongaerts stated, “We are extremely pleased to have Phyllis join our management and creative team. She brings a wealth of experience that will allow Beaufurn to reach customers in new ways, service their needs, and stay ahead of the design curve. Phyllis radiates a positive attitude. Her confidence is borne of wide ranging accomplishments and a deep understanding of the industry. We see in her the same creative spark that’s the hallmark of Beaufurn’s innovative approach to incorporating a global design aesthetic and building customer relationships.”
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