Kingsdown welcomes new Global COO

Published on : Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Luxury bed makers Kingsdown recently appointed Gene Pierce as its global chief operating officer. Pierce is known for his experience in the home furnishing industry and he has served the furnishings industry in various senior roles before being appointed in this new position.

And from now Pierce will be responsible for managing all daily activities and various operations such as offering guidance as well as supervising daily administrative as well as operational functions. He reports to Kingsdown’s President and CEO Frank Hood.

Pierce most recently was with United Furniture Industries in Tupelo, Miss., one of the largest furniture producers in the U.S. and parent of Lane Home Furnishings. For seven years, he held various senior leadership roles, including vice president of operations and vice president of manufacturing. During his time at United Furniture, Pierce managed a network of 15 facilities that spanned more than 9 million square feet of production and distribution space.

“Everyone in our industry can appreciate the value a seasoned operations leader brings to an organization. The challenges from supply chain to labor have never been greater, yet we are fortunate to have someone like Gene on our team to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our organization,” said Hood.

“I have had the privilege to work for some of the leading brands in the home furnishings space over the course of my career and am honored to join Kingsdown with its rich heritage for producing high-quality products,” he said. “The Kingsdown team has so much talent and energy, which translates into great results for our customers. It is an exciting time for our industry and The Kingsdown Group.” 

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