International Casual Furnishings Association names board

First board meeting to be held in Las Vegas Feb. 20

The new International Casual Furnishings Association announced its board of directors and set a date for its first board meeting.

ICFA will hold its first board meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Las Vegas. Officers will be elected at the meeting.

The new organization’s proposed mission is “creating the demand for and promoting the awareness of high quality casual furnishings worldwide.” Membership is open to all key partners within the casual furnishings industry.

Members of the first ICFA board of directors include: Ron Ball, Ball Casual Sales Inc.,  Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Bill Brown, Brown Jordan International, Birmingham, Ala.; Ken Burrows, Terra Furniture, City of Industry, Calif.; Dougan Clarke, The Ultimate Umbrella Company Inc., Miami, Fla.; Steve Cohen, Season’s Leisure, Atherton, Calif.; Bill Echols, Tommy Bahama, Palm City, Fla.; Gary Ecoff, Carls Patio, Coconut Creek, Fla.; Dean Engelage, Woodard Inc., Chicago, Ill.; Dudley Flanders, Lloyd/Flanders Inds.,  Fort Smith, Ark.; Petey Fleischut, Casual Marketplace, Hockessin, Del.; Karen Galindo, Greenhouse Mall, Austin, Texas; Mike Hartley, The Patio Shop, Chattanooga, Tenn., and  Bill Logan, Logan Gardens, Atlanta, Ga.

Also, Oliver Ma, Treasure Garden, Baldwin Park, Calif.; Phil Mitchell, Park Place, Washington, D.C.; John Mulholland, RW Industries Ltd., Oakville, Ontario, Canada; Doug Peppler, Agio International USA, Rippon, Wisc.; Rory Rehmert, Meadowcraft, Birmingham, Ala.; Terri Lee Rogers, O.W. Lee Company, Ontario, Calif.; Russ Sorenson, Hanamint Corp., Greensboro, N.C.; Debbie Stegman, Patio & Hearth Shoppes Inc., Centerville, Ohio; Erin Sullivan, Frontgate, West Chester, Ohio; David Swers, Glen Raven Inc., Glen Raven, N.C.; Art Thompson, Laneventure, Conover, N.C.; Henry Vanderminden, IV, Telescope Casual Furniture, Granville, N.Y.; Carl Vice, Casual Living and Patio Center, Lexington, Ky.; Butch Wallace, Yard Art Patio and Fireplace, Irving, Texas; Mark Williams, Williams All Seasons, Highland Park, Ill., and Debbie Young, Windham Castings, Plains, Ga.

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