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Mr. Levine has been a director since 2010. He has been an Independent Management Advisor from 1995 to present. Previously at Fostin Capital Corp, a venture capital investment management company, he held the position of Executive Vice President from 1982 to 1999. Prior experience includes Vice President of Foster Industries, Inc. from 1982 to 1994, and the corporate law firm of Berkman Ruslander Pohl Lieber & Engel from 1974 to 1982, where he was a Partner of the firm from 1980 to 1982. Mr. Levine received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colgate University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Levine brings experience in general management, business and legal matters.
Mary C. Bottie
Ms. Bottie has been a director since 2003. She was formerly a Motorola Inc. Vice President holding positions in general management, marketing and training and education. During Ms. Bottie’s tenure from 1983 to 2007, she led a division of Motorola in the North America Enterprise and Canadian Government markets, directing all sales, field engineering and system integration personnel. Ms. Bottie also led the marketing organization for a $3 billion sector of the company. She was recognized for the creation of an award-winning sector-level crisis simulation program, global ethics program and leadership resulting in the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. Ms. Bottie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin. Ms. Bottie has expertise in general management, global operations, marketing, and human resources.
William S. Creekmuir
Mr. Creekmuir has been a director since 2018. He currently is President of Pinnacle Search Partners, a global executive search firm. Prior to shifting to executive search, Mr. Creekmuir was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of private equity-owned Simmons Bedding Company from 2000 to 2011, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of LADD Furniture from 1992 to 2000. His earlier years were spent with KPMG, where he was named Partner and held responsibilities in both the United States and Ireland. Mr. Creekmuir is also a director of publicly-held Party City and has served on advisory boards for a number of private companies and not- for- profit organizations. He is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mr. Creekmuir brings expertise in corporate finance, accounting and talent management.
Jerald K. Dittmer
Mr. Dittmer joined the Board following his election to President and CEO of Flexsteel Industries in December 2018. From 2008 to 2018, Mr. Dittmer served as President of The HON Company, a large office furniture designer and manufacturer serving independent dealers, wholesalers and national suppliers. He drove overall strategy to realign the manufacturing footprint and transforming go-to-market capabilities, including its e-commerce initiatives. His responsibilities encompassed managing eight manufacturing plants, three distribution centers and 4,000 employees. Previously, Mr. Dittmer held several leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer, at HNI Corp., a publicly-traded office and home furnishing company from 1991 to 2008. As CFO, he held full responsibility for the company’s domestic and international finance, accounting, treasury, tax, enterprise risk management, internal audit, and information technology. Mr. Dittmer is Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant. He is a graduate of Iowa State University, where he studied accounting and industrial management, and has also completed executive education programs at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the furniture industry, including top leadership positions overseeing corporate operations, planning, acquisitions and finance.
Michael J. Edwards
Mr. Edwards has been a director since 2017. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of eBags.com since 2015. Previously, Mr. Edwards was Executive Vice President of U.S. Retail Merchandising/Global Chief Merchandising Officer at Staples, Inc from 2012 to 2015 where he was responsible for merchandising strategy, new business development and managing the global private label and innovation teams across 26 countries. He also held the positions President & Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer while at Borders Group, Inc. from 2009 to 2011; President & Chief Executive Officer of Lucy Activewear from 2004 to 2009 and Executive Vice President of Operations of Jo-Ann Stores, Inc from 2001 to 2004. He has been independent board member of Central Garden & Pet Company since 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing from Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Mr. Edwards brings experience in manufacturing, merchandising and general management.
Robert J. Maricich
Mr. Maricich has been a director since 2010. He is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of International Market Centers, L. P., owner and operator of the world’s largest B@B markets for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in Atlanta, GA, High Point, NC and Las Vegas, NV. He was previously President and Chief Executive Officer of the predecessor company, World Market Center Ventures LLC. from 2008 to 2011. At Century Furniture Industries, Inc, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2007 and Senior Vice President from 1996 to 1999. He was also president of two operating companies of LADD Furniture Co., Inc. from 1990 to 1996. Mr. Maricich is also the past Chairman of the American Home Furnishings Manufacturing Association and the American Home Furnishing Hall of Fame. He received a bachelor degree in civil engineering from Montana State University-Bozeman. Mr. Maricich brings experience in engineering, manufacturing, product development, sales and marketing and general management.
Eric S. Rangen
Mr. Rangen has been a director since 2002. He has been President and Chairman of LTC Reinsurance PCC, a protected cell captive insurance company since 2017. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives of Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group from 2015 to 2017, and held the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at UnitedHealth Group from 2006 to 2015. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Alliant Techsystems Inc. from 2001 to 2006 and was with Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1994 to 2001, leaving as a Partner. Mr. Rangen is a past director of International Market Centers L.P. and of Global Defense Technology & Systems Incorporated. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Rangen brings experience in finance, general management, and human resources.
Nancy E. Uridil
Ms. Uridil has been a director since 2010. She held the role of Senior Vice President at Global Operations at Moen Incorporated, a faucet, plumbing and durable goods company, from 2005 to 2014. Previously she served as Senior Vice President at Estee Lauder Companies from 2000 to 2005, and Senior Vice President of Mary Kay, Inc. from 1996 to 2000. Ms. Uridil held several positions at Procter & Gamble from 1974 to 1996. She is also a director at Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Ms. Uridil brings experience in strategic planning, building global brands, general management, operational expertise in all aspects of global supply chains, and human resources.