Oct. 23, 2015

Durham Furniture's Gord Dilworth to retire in November.

Durham Furniture announced today that the company's President and CEO, Gord Dilworth, has decided to retire in November, starting an orderly leadership progression over the next six months. Gord will assume a position as a director closing a remarkable career in the furniture industry of nearly 40 years. 

"Gord Dilworth has been a very strong leader," said Larry Vollett, chairman of the board.  "He has managed the company through challenging times and market transitions.  During Gord's tenure, Durham has built a strong financial position, repaid all of its long-term debt and completely revitalized its product direction."  Vollett added, "The board is grateful for his contributions to the company and his distinguished tenure as CEO.  We are also extremely pleased that Gord will continue to contribute his strategic perspective as he remains involved with Durham Furniture."

"It's been an honor to serve as president and CEO," Dilworth said. "Durham has been like a family to me, and I am privileged to work with the board and management during this transition time."

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Chairman Vollett is pleased to announce Durham's current Vice-President of Finance & Administration, Luke Simpson, has been chosen to succeed Dilworth as President and CEO.  "Luke brings a young perspective to the company," says Dilworth, "and I look forward to spending time with him as he assumes this leadership position."

About Durham Furniture:

Since 1899, Durham Furniture has been committed to making adult and youth solid wood furniture of exceptional quality, design and enduring value. With a proven legacy of integrity and dependability, Durham, a winner of numerous design awards, is among the premier bedroom and occasional furniture manufacturers in North America. The Durham brand also includes Solid Choices offering more than 40 finishes for some pieces and collections, and PerfectBalance, offering furniture that is the right style, right finish and right size. All furniture is crafted at the Ontario, Canada plant using lean manufacturing methods, while still relying extensively on the human touch.