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Fairfield on the Move: Industry Veteran Phil Cooper to Create Innovative Motion Seating Division for the Company

LENOIR, NC (January 4, 2019) — Fairfield, a major U.S. manufacturer of fine upholstered seating for the home, office, senior living and hospitality industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Cooper as Director of the company’s new Motion Seating Division. Cooper assumed the role effective January 2, 2019.

He was most recently the President of Comfort Design Furniture, where he spent nearly a decade cultivating, developing, and leading the luxury division of Klaussner Furniture Industries. Comfort Design Furniture specialized in custom order residential upholstery, notably made domestically in North Carolina. Ultimately growing the division to a multi-million-dollar business, it comes as no surprise that Cooper’s over forty years in the industry play a role in his successful, strategic developments. Renowned for hiring a best-in-class salesforce, and growing relationships with the most successful retailers in the United States, Cooper plans to implement his tried-and-true tactical approaches to growing this new division of Fairfield.

Previously the Senior Vice President and Officer at Barcalounger Furniture for over two decades, during Cooper’s tenure with the company he was a integral part of the management team that witnessed a multi-million dollar growth. Throughout that tenure, he was responsible for all product development, design, and showroom operations.

“I am excited to work with the Fairfield team, and the warm welcome I’ve already received. By honoring Fairfield’s history of valuing its people, we will marry the company’s heritage of high-quality products with introducing innovative design solutions and development, all while utilizing a top-notch salesforce of the best in the business,” says Cooper.

“He brings a wealth of experience to the company and is a true subject matter expert in the motion seating business,” says Dixon Mitchell, President and COO of the company. “We know him to be a talented and seasoned industry expert with a strong reputation for innovative motion seating designs and solutions,” he continues. “Cooper was the perfect choice due to the many factors we were searching for in order to move the company forward. The company and I enthusiastically welcome him into his new role. We are confident in his abilities and excited for the future of Fairfield.”

Fairfield will launch the Retail Motion and Recliner Division at the April 2019 High Point Furniture Market. The Senior Living Motion Division will launch in April 2019 at the Environments for Aging Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About Fairfield

Fairfield is a major U.S. manufacturer of fine upholstered seating for the home, office, senior living and hospitality industries. Fairfield’s sofas, loveseats, sleepers, chairs, executive desk chairs, desks and tables are noted for their quality, style and value.

Established in 1921, Fairfield distributes its product throughout the U.S. and many other countries. Quality control throughout the manufacturing process, masterful craftsmanship and precise tailoring result in upholstered furnishings that are standards of value and excellence. Fairfield offers a vast variety of products that combine comfort, quality and value. For more information, visit them online at:

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