Published on : Monday, June 22, 2020
Gary McCray is this year’s recipient of the 2020 ICFA Lifetime Achievement Award who has been the Outdoor Furnishings executive for a long time. This award will be presented by International Casual Furnishings Association. Earlier this spring, McCray retired as president of Klaussner Outdoor after launching the division for the whole-home producer in 2014.
The son of a premier nursery and landscaping company owner in Hickory, N.C., McCray grew up riding along with his father to lush installations at prominent homes in the foothills of Western North Carolina. He joined the team at work through high school and college, where he gained a lifelong interest in creating beautiful landscapes and outdoor spaces.
As the renamed Lane Venture company honed its focus in the outdoor category through the latter part of the decade, McCray led the development of WeatherMaster. This initial combination of specially treated natural wicker frames with patented, quick-dry cushions ultimately transformed the company as an exclusive outdoor furnishings resource in 2009.
Amid ongoing concerns around COVID-19, the presentation and celebration of ICFA’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award has not been determined.
Source: Furniture World