Art Van Furniture Appoints David Van Elslander Senior Vice President And President Of Art Van PureSleep

WARREN, Mich. - Nov. 18, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Art Van Furniture has promoted David Van Elslander to the newly created position of senior vice president, Art Van Furniture and president, Art Van PureSleep. The announcement was made by Art Van Elslander, founder and chairman of Art Van Furniture, and Kim Yost, CEO of Art Van Furniture.

In his new position, Van Elslander will be responsible for the overall guidance and growth of Art Van PureSleep. He will oversee new product, manufacturing, marketing and sales initiatives for Art Van PureSleep in freestanding stores, in-store galleries and franchise locations.

Over the past seven years during Van Elslander's tenure as vice president of merchandising for Art Van PureSleep, Art's Backyard, and the Art Van Furniture Clearance Center, the retailer's clearance center has experienced 80% growth.

"David is poised to direct the rapid growth and continued evolution of Art Van PureSleep," said Yost. "His vast experience, unique vision and strong leadership will propel our industry-leading brand as we continue to expand across the Midwest."

Van Elslander joined Art Van Furniture in 1982, holding various positions in sales, merchandising, distribution and customer service. He left Art Van Furniture in 1990 to serve as vice president of merchandising for Scott Shuptrine, and rejoined the company January 20, 2006.

About Art Van Furniture

Art Van Furniture is the Midwest's largest furniture retailer and America's largest independent furniture retailer. The company operates 94 stores throughout Michigan, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana, including freestanding Art Van PureSleep mattress stores, Art Van Flooring stores, and Art Van Furniture franchise locations as well as a full service e-commerce website. Founded in 1959, the company is family-owned and headquartered in Warren, Michigan. Visit artvan.com for more information.

SOURCE Art Van Furniture

 

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