Fred King promoted to Brown Jordan International COO

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.Brown Jordan International, Inc. (“Brown Jordan”), the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of outdoor furniture and indoor hospitality furniture, today announced that Frederick G. King has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. King will oversee operations for the Tropitone and Winston furniture companies, in addition to his current responsibilities as Corporate Secretary for Brown Jordan.  Mr. King has overseen the Charter Furniture business since 2010.  Mr. King’s new role will commence immediately and he will continue to report to Gene J. Moriarty, Brown Jordan’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Fred has been instrumental in Brown Jordan’s success as a diversified growth company.  Under Fred’s leadership, I look forward to continued advancements for both the Tropitone and Winston businesses,” said Gene J. Moriarty, Brown Jordan’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Brown Jordan, Mr. King was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Givaudan Flavors Corporation and Givaudan Fragrances Corporation (2000-2006), Vice President and General Counsel of Standard Textile Co., Inc. (1997-2000) and has held counsel positions with The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies (1994-1997) and Squire Patton Boggs (1991-1994).

Mr. King holds a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University College of Law.

In addition, Brown Jordan International, Inc., has promoted Randy Danielson to Executive Vice President of Tropitone, effective immediately and reporting to Mr. King.

“The amount of respect and support that Randy has earned from the Tropitone team is unparalleled, and I have the highest confidence that he and Fred will continue their successes,” and said Gene Moriarty, Brown Jordan President and Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Danielson’s tenure with Tropitone began in 2000.  He recently held the position of CFO, Director and Secretary (2000-2014) and has been responsible for the Finance, HR, IT, Supply Chain departments and both of the Company’s manufacturing plants.

Prior to joining Tropitone, Mr. Danielson was Vice President of Finance of Tri-Star Electronics and Cory Components (1999-2000), VP of Finance, Director and Secretary of Cummins Recon and Cummins South Pacific (1992-1999), Business Unit Director and Controller of Pacific Scientific Inc. (1990-1992), Cost & Financial Planning Manager of Beatrice Foods, Inc. (1986-1990) and CPA-Senior Auditor of Weber Lipshie (1984-1986).

Mr. Danielson holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and has been licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and National Certified Management Accountant.

About Brown Jordan International, Inc.

Brown Jordan International, Inc. (“Company”) owns and operates a leading portfolio of companies serving the indoor and outdoor furniture industry.  The Company offers a wide range of furniture products and accessories under its own brands (including Brown Jordan, Tropitone, Winston, Texacraft, Charter, Wabash Valley and Urbanscape), licensed brands (including La-Z-Boy Outdoor) and customer brands.

Brown Jordan maintains industry-leading design and product development capabilities comprised of highly experienced internal designers and independent designers.  Products are sold to consumers as well as to hotels, resorts, multifamily housing managers, municipalities and other commercial customers.

The Company is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida and expects to generate nearly $400 million of pro forma revenue across its six business units in 2014.


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