5-19-2021 – Award named for Paul Broyhill

Posted on: May 19th, 2021 by admin

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May 19, 2021

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By NEWS-TOPIC STAFF

May 18, 2021

 

The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame has renamed its annual awards for emerging leaders for Paul Broyhill.

 

The Paul Broyhill Future Leaders Award, underwritten by a gift from the Broyhill Family Foundation, will be given annually to five people selected for leadership, potential for personal growth, communications skills and their commitment to the industry, the hall of fame announced to Furniture Today, an industry trade publication.

 

Karen McNeill Pond, CEO of the hall of fame, said that under Paul Broyhill’s leadership, Broyhill Furniture Industries and was noted for its executive training.

 

“The standards set by the Broyhill family through three generations — James Edgar Broyhill, Paul Hunt Broyhill and now his son, M. Hunt Broyhill — will forever be preserved as giants that greatly influenced our industry,” she told Furniture Today.

 

Broyhill is the son of J.E. Broyhill, who in with his brother T.H. Broyhill started a furniture company that grew to become a worldwide leader in the industry. At its peak in the 1970s, Broyhill Furniture Industries had 20 factories and employed about 7,500 people, about 4,500 of them in Caldwell County.

 

Paul Broyhill, 95, served in the Army in World War II and returned after the war to complete his bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined the then-family-owned company in 1947 and rose through the ranks to become chairman and chief executive officer.

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