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Fortunoff names Orlick as CEO

Veteran retailer Arnold Orlick was named CEO of Westbury, N.Y.-based Fortunoff, which operates six full-line home furnishings and 11 Backyard stores, featuring outdoor furniture and kids furniture. Orlick brings an extensive background as a senior executive, especially in the home furnishings area.

Bowman joins Valtekz

Steven E. Bowman joined Valtekz as sales manager for its OEM Home Furnishings and Marine Divisions. Most recently, Bowman was director of sales and marketing for Carolina Mills' Carolina Specialty Fabrics division and before that was vice president of sales and marketing for Shuford Mills.

Foremost adds Hunt, promotes Konkle

Foremost Groups named John Hunt as senior vice president of its newly created Specialty Division. He reports to Joe Chen, president and CEO, and will be responsible for leading specialty sales and product development for the entire outdoor division. Hunt brings more than 10 years experience in the outdoor furniture industry.

Foremost Groups also promoted Michael Konkle to senior vice president for North American mass market accounts. Konkle reports to Chen, and will be responsible for leading sales and marketing in the mass merchant division.

Joe Primock, president of Broadway Furniture in Denver, is retiring after 50 years in the retail furniture business.

Primock's father Henry opened the interior furniture store in 1936. Joe worked loading trucks, delivering furniture, in the warehouse and cleaning the store. The store's first line of casual furniture was introduced in the late 1960s.

Joe purchased the current location in 1983, across the street from the initial store, remodeling and expanding. Broadway Furniture currently has 14,000 square feet of showroom space and an additional 5,000-sq.-ft. patio showroom.

Paddock Pools, Patios & Spas hired G. Joseph Martin as controller for the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based specialty retailer.

Martin, who has worked with Paddock since July 2005 on a consulting basis, was instrumental in leading Paddock through many systems and accounting reporting upgrades and changes. In his new role, he reports directly to CFO Sean Nolen.

"Joe will be an integral part of our aggressive growth plans over the next several years," said Buzz Ghiz, Paddock president. Since 1998, Martin served as vice president and controller for the western region of Gilbane Building Company.

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