MANLIUS, N.Y. — L&JG Stickley Inc., manufacturer and retailer of premium solid-wood furniture and fine upholstery, has added two to its senior management team.
John Batten joins Stickley as vice president of sales and marketing, reporting to President Edward J. Audi. In this position, Batten will be responsible for driving growth across all sales channels including dealer, contract, trade, OEM and e-commerce.
With more than 30 years’ experience managing marketing and sales organizations, Batten was most recently chief marketing officer for American Freight Furniture. Previously, he was vice president of marketing and business development for Harbor Freight Tools.
Jack Richardson has been named director of national sales. He will report to Batten and have responsibility for Stickley dealer sales and dealer sales representatives.
Richardson has held management roles at Broyhill, Universal, LADD and La-Z-Boy Casegoods. He will be based out of Stickley Fine Upholstery in Archdale, N.C.
“Jack and John represent an aggressive investment in our team and will help ensure the strongest possible sales effort, an effort that is critical to successfully achieve our business goals,” said Audi.