OMAHA, Neb. – Within the subsequent step of a long-term succession plan Irv Blumkin, CEO of Nebraska Furnishings Mart (NFM) is transitioning to a brand new position as Chairman of the corporate based by his grandmother Rose in 1937.
Tony Boldt, NFM’s president and Chief Working Officer, can be taking the position of Chief Govt Officer and President. Ron Blumkin who transitioned to the position of chairman when Boldt was named president and COO, will now function vice chairman.
“When Tony was named NFM’s President in 2016, a part of our long-term succession plan was for Tony to take over the position of CEO when the time was proper,” Irv Blumkin stated in letter to NFM distributors obtained by Furnishings Right now. “Tony has been very profitable as our President, and we’ve got a robust management staff in place. Due to this, the timing is now proper for Tony to transition to the CEO position.”
Boldt joined Nebraka Furnishings Mart in 2002 as a warehouse supervisor and rose via the corporate ranks, turning into Retailer Supervisor of the Des Moines retailer, home equipment and electronics Normal Gross sales Supervisor in Omaha, Retailer Director of the Kansas Metropolis retailer, and most just lately President and Chief Working Officer.
“As NFM’s President, Tony has been essential to our success during the last a number of years, together with implementing state-of-the-art expertise, attaining file gross sales progress, and positioning our firm for ongoing progress,” Irv Blumkin stated. “There’s little question in my thoughts that the enterprise can be in extremely succesful palms.”
In his new position as Chairman Blumkin can be answerable for enterprise-level technique and visioning, together with Boldt and also will concentrate on mentoring on the government stage. “I’ll proceed to work on particular tasks. Moreover, I’ll keep linked with key suppliers because the relationships switch to Tony and Nora Gomez, chief merchandising officer.
Blumkin can even proceed to repeatedly drive by the shop in his native Omaha to ensure the lights are on and every thing stays secure as has been his behavior for a few years. “You possibly can relaxation assured I’ll preserve my eyes on the lights,” Blumkin advised Furnishings Right now. “Retail is element.”