Universal names new West Coast VP of sales

Will start on December 1

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Universal Furniture announces that Chris De Lisa, previously the company’s sales representative for the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area, will now join Universal’s executive team as vice president of sales for the West Coast. Universal names new West Coast VP of sales

“I am excited about moving into this new role with Universal,” De Lisa says. “Our product assortment, service and marketing support continue to add value for our customers. And I look forward to bringing my experience in the field to support the business of our partners and sales representatives.

Entering the home furnishings industry in 1992, De Lisa has extensive experience in retail, sales and logistics. In 2011, he joined Universal to take on New York area sales. During his time with Universal, he’s lead a team that achieved Sales Person of the Year back-to-back years in 2014 and 2015.  

See related: Universal promotions drive traffic

In his new role, De Lisa will report to Senior Vice President of Sales Sean O’Connor. He is responsible for growing sales in the western U.S.

“Chris’s passion for his work really affects others around him,” O’Connor says. “His enthusiasm creates strong and successful teams.”

De Lisa is relocating to High Point with his wife of 18 years, Fiorella, and their children Mateo, Christina and Malena.

Mark Cowan will remain in his role as vice president of sales for the eastern region, also reporting to O’Connor.

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