April 14, 2024
Gorman’s Tom Lias retires after 50-plus years in furnishings business

The longtime president and CEO of Gorman’s Dwelling Furnishings & Inside Design Tom Lias is retiring after 40 years on the helm.

Tom Lias began at Gorman’s in 1983. Duane Petroskey, the corporate’s vice chairman and normal supervisor, will grow to be president in early summer season, Gorman’s introduced Thursday.

Lias, a Detroit Information Michiganian of the 12 months in 2022, has spent greater than 50 years within the furnishings business. Earlier than coming to Gorman’s in 1983, he was co-owner and president of a number of La-Z-Boy shops in different states, and likewise held varied positions at many Michigan Ethan Allen areas.

Gorman’s Tom Lias retires after 50-plus years in furnishings business

Petroskey has been with Gorman’s for practically 20 years and has 30 years expertise within the furnishings and inside design enterprise. Lias stated in a press release that he’s leaving Gorman’s “within the arms of an especially certified workforce that can accomplish unbelievable issues.”

“If my profession with Gorman’s has all been a dream, I couldn’t have had a greater one. From our design and gross sales groups to warehouse personnel and our outdoors distributors and producer reps, it’s been the very best,” Lias stated. “Over the past 10 years, and particularly, the final 5, we have now all labored tirelessly on this succession plan to place every of the senior administration workforce ready to seamlessly tackle new tasks with my impending retirement.