Cole to Retire as Hooker Furniture President; Delgatti Will Assume Presidency

Michael Delgatti

Michael Delgatti

MARTINSVILLE, Va.–Alan Cole, president of Hooker Furniture Corporation, has announced he will retire at the end of the company’s current fiscal year, effective Feb. 2, 2014. He will be succeeded by Michael Delgatti, currently serving as the president of Hooker Upholstery and the executive vice president of sales for the company.

Cole joined Hooker in 2007 as executive vice president of Upholstery Operations, was subsequently named president of Hooker Upholstery and then president of Hooker Furniture Corporation.

“We greatly appreciate Alan’s profound contributions to Hooker Furniture, Bradington-Young and Sam Moore,” said Paul B. Toms Jr., chairman and CEO. “The strategic vision and team building he has brought to our organization, as well as the two new businesses he conceived and launched, will make this a stronger company for many years to come.”

While Delgatti will focus on domestic and international sales, merchandising, marketing and oversee all upholstery operations, Toms will continue to focus on case goods operations, supply chain, logistics, corporate services, investor and board relations as well as the new Homeware and H Contract businesses.