Smart Furniture Appoints Livingston Company Investment Banker Bob Marshall to Board of Directors
Chattanooga, Tenn., November 24, 2004 – Smart Furniture, Inc., an innovative web-based provider of patented organizational, workspace and display solutions, announced today that it has appointed Bob Marshall to its Board of Directors. Mr. Marshall, the Vice President of Investment Banking for Livingston Company, will join Smart Furniture’s existing board members Stephen Culp, Don Mundie, Grady Vanderhoofven, and T. J. Gentle.
"I am delighted that Bob Marshall will be joining our Board of Directors," said Stephen Culp, Chairman and CEO of Smart Furniture. "Bob’s impressive operational experience and expertise in marketing and branding will further strengthen Smart Furniture’s position as a leading provider of innovative custom solutions for home, office, and store environments," Culp added.
"Stephen and his team have developed a powerful concept with significant opportunities in both the consumer and business-to-business markets," said Marshall. "I look forward to working with the company as well as the other directors to continue building the Smart Furniture brand."
Mr. Marshall is Vice President for Investment Banking for Livingston Company. Prior to joining Livingston, he served at Chattem, Inc. from 1994 to 2002 and was most recently Vice President of Marketing. In this role he had income statement and marketing responsibility for Chattem's portfolio of eighteen brands with retail sales of almost $300 million and was involved in all acquisition and divestiture decisions of the company.
Mr. Marshall started his career with The Procter & Gamble Company where he held a variety of positions in finance, accounting, and marketing. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Finance from the University of Tennessee in 1986 and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992.
About Smart Furniture
Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Smart Furniture, Inc. provides patented organizational, workspace and display solutions for customers in all 50 states and Canada via an award-winning web model at SmartFurniture.com. Combining the most functional aspects of web technology and industrial design, Smart Furniture saves both company and customer three precious resources: time, space, and money. On the forefront of the accelerating migration to "smart" products, Smart Furniture sets a benchmark in design, mass-customization, and the customer service experience.