FORT SMITH, Ark. – Ken Donham has joined case goods and occasional resource Riverside Furniture as vice president of supply chain.
A 15-year supply chain and operations specialist, Donham, has served in supply chain and operational roles for A.R.T. Furniture, Universal, Sun Delivery and Broyhill. At Riverside, he will focus on increasing speed-to-market of products to retailers and consumers.
“Ken will add significant value by insuring that our best sellers are in stock and that we’re servicing retailers at the highest possible level,” said Fred Henjes, CEO and president of Riverside.
Donham comes to Riverside just after the company opened its second U.S. distribution center last month, a 75,000-square-foot facility in Ridgeway, Va., to improve service to retailers in the Eastern United States. The company also has a distribution center at its Fort Smith headquarters and in Vietnam, from which retailers can order mixed containers direct in quantities as small as 350 cubes.
For the last five years, Donham worked as the director of supply chain for a pharmaceutical company.
“I’m excited to get back to the furniture industry, especially to join a company like Riverside with a rich history of providing industry-leading products to our customer partners,” Donham said. “The essence of my job is to listen to our customers and provide what they need. I look forward to strengthening our customer-focused global supply chain and developing solutions that meet the customer’s needs.”
“Having worked with Ken before, I find him to be a leader who thrives on coaching and developing his team,” added John Iasiello, vice president of strategic planning and business development. “He encourages trust and openness and has a passion for seeing people succeed and grow. We’re confident he will add value to the entire organization.”
Donham, a graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., will split his time between the Fort Smith headquarters and Riverside’s High Point office. He reports to Beth Brown, chief operating officer and chief financial officer.