Woodard names Scott Coogan as VP of Design
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, November 10, 2010
Woodard, an innovative leader in the outdoor furniture industry, has announced the hiring of Scott Coogan as its new vice president of design.
Coogan, a seasoned industry veteran, is a well-known, accomplished designer within the casual furniture arena.
"We're excited to have Scott join the company and lead our efforts in furniture design," said Carl Loredo, chief marketing officer for Woodard. "With many years of success in
creating products for the home, Scott's unique designs are widely recognized and we look forward to leveraging his extensive knowledge and experience."
Coogan will be based out of his home office in Sarasota, Fla., but will be traveling quite regularly to Owosso, Mich., and China.
"I know he'll help continue our goals of growing our market share and continuing Woodard's reputation as a premier designer of outdoor furniture," Loredo said.
Founded in 1865, Woodard is a leading manufacturer of wrought iron, aluminum and all seasons wicker outdoor furniture presented under the Woodard, Woodard Landgrave and Woodard
Lyon Shaw brands. Based in Coppell, Texas, Woodard has a manufacturing facility in Owosso, Michigan and sources products from China and Mexico. Information about Woodard
products can be found at www.woodard-furniture.com.
Parent company Craftmade International, founded in 1985, Craftmade International, Inc., is engaged in the design, distribution and marketing of a broad range of proprietary
ceiling fans, lighting products, decorative light bulbs, door chimes, ventilation systems and related accessories. The Coppell, Texas-based company distributes its premium products through a network of 1,600 showrooms and electrical wholesalers through a national sales organization of more than 54 independent sales representatives. Through its Trade Source International subsidiary, acquired in 1998, Craftmade distributes outdoor lighting, ceiling fan accessories and an indoor lighting line to the mass merchandiser market. More information about Craftmade International, Inc. can be found at www.craftmade.com.