April Winters Kelly Joins Man Wah Holdings As VP Of Sales

HIGH POINT, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Man Wah Holdings, the international furniture industry’s upholstery leader, has announced the hiring of industry veteran April Winters Kelly as vice president of sales. Kelly will be head up a new division supporting the fast-growing fashion lifestyle retail vertical, a strategic move that will significantly expand Man Wah’s senior management team, bolstering its ability to support its retail partners across America.

Ms. Kelly has built an impressive career in the furniture industry, the las 17 years of which she led the sales and marketing division of McCreary Modern. With vast experience in retail, sales and merchandising, Ms. Kelly has also created specialty curated aesthetic furniture, delivering her unique brand to market while supporting seasonal offerings.

“Ms. Kelly brings a wealth of professionalism, talent and experience to this new and vital position. Understanding the needs and requirements of fashion lifestyle retailers, a critical vertical in which Man Wah continues to expand, she will prove to be a valuable addition to our senior management team,” remarked Gabriele Natale, President of Man Wah USA.

Ms. Kelly’s new position will support Man Wah’s continued investment and expanding capacity in Mexico, Vietnam and China, as the company continues to add the best talent in the industry to its team, setting the stage for the company’s long-term growth initiatives.

“I am honored and humbled to accept this senior leadership position and to join a team of extremely capable and forward-looking executives with the Man Wah USA. Working under the Man Wah banner will provide me opportunities not found anywhere else in the industry, and I am excited to add value to the company,” Ms. Kelly said.

Man Wah Holdings

With a reputation for excellence and innovation earned over three decades, global furniture manufacturer Man Wah is renowned for groundbreaking innovation in motion furniture and upholstery, recognized internationally for the quality and integrity of its furniture and its business practices. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Man Wah has more than 20,000 employees worldwide and more than 6,000 retail franchises in Asia. A holder of more than 300 patents, Man Wah is recognized throughout the industry for its innovation and inventive approach and is driven by its robust in-house R&D department. Man Wah is proud to work with and support scores of small business suppliers across the U.S. and internationally.