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Weeks to Serve as Solution Partners Chair in 2021

Richard Weeks

Richard Weeks, vice president of sales at Leggett & Platt, High Point, N.C., will serve as 2021 chair of AHFA’s Solution Partners Board of Directors.           

Joining Weeks on the executive committee are Greg Van Dyke, Hanes Industries, Conover, N.C., as first vice chair, and Andrew Wright, Smith Leonard, High Point, N.C., as second vice chair. Heather Corrigan of Lectra, Smyrna, Ga., will serve as immediate past chair, and Barrett Plasman, Scott Insurance, Greensboro, N.C., is past chair. 

Remaining board members all agreed to add a year to their terms, since COVID-19 resulted in the cancellation or delay of many board activities in 2020. Directors with three years remaining in their term of service include Mariano Amezcua, DAP America, Norcross, Ga.; Scott Buehrer, B. Walter & Co., Wabash, Ind.; Tim Mattulke, Bureau Veritas, Buffalo, N.Y.; and Patrick Spaugh, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte, N.C.           

Bill Creekmuir, Pinnacle Search Partners, Atlanta, Ga., is serving a term ending at the end of 2022.           

Directors with terms expiring at the end of 2021 include Kim Cobb, Wright Global Graphics, Thomasville, N.C.; Blake Millinor, Valdese Weavers, Valdese, N.C.; Tim Stump, Stump & Company, Charlotte, N.C.; and Joe Wade, Shelba D. Johnson Trucking, Thomasville, N.C.           

AHFA’s Solution Partners division has a diverse membership of product and service providers to the residential furniture industry. The division provides needed information, expertise and partnership on critical industry issues. In addition, it supports an education fund that, among other initiatives, awards 12 $2,500 scholarships annually to college-bound students who are the children of industry workers. 

The Solution Partners education fund also supports AHFA’s website, which augments the worker recruitment efforts of domestic upholstery plants.