Norwalk names Tim Newlin as president, CEO

NORWALK, Ohio — Norwalk Furniture has named Tim Newlin as president, CEO and a member of the board, effective May 1.

Newlin brings more than three decades of experience in the furniture industry, most recently having served as vice president, strategic business development at Flexsteel Inds. While there, he led multiple teams in sales, marketing, product development and merchandising. He succeeds Caroline Hipple, who left the company earlier this year, and joined Hooker Furnishings earlier this month.

“The board of directors worked diligently to find the right leader to propel Norwalk into its next phase of growth,” said Dan White, chairman of the board. “With Tim’s combination of strategic leadership, innovative thinking and operational excellence, he is uniquely positioned to advance Norwalk’s industry leading customer focus and accelerate our long-term strategy.”

In business for more than 100 years, in 2020 Norwalk transitioned to being employee owned.

“I am honored and excited to join the Norwalk Furniture team,” Newlin said. “The company has a fantastic heritage of craftsmanship and excellence, and I am committed to building upon that legacy by delivering exceptional products and service to our customers. My goal is to bring a great culture and a solid growth plan to an already engaged owner workforce.”

See also:

  • Norwalk will transition to employee ownership
  • Schmidt to succeed Dittmer at Flexsteel

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