Vergil will play a key role in enhancing communication between our external and internal teams Jackets & Coats,” said Stewart Work Wear & Uniforms. “He will work closely with me and the other BDI departments in a variety of new sales initiatives, while also working to exceed our sales revenue and profitability targets for 2017 and beyond.”

Arbuckle has been with BDI for more than six years. Previously, he served as customer service representative for the company, where he grew and fostered relationships with consumers and BDI’s retail partners, supporting them through pre-purchase all the way through final delivery, and also served as a liaison between the various BDI departments and retailers. He has additional experience as a community outreach manager and in architecture.

“This position offers the chance to continue the strong relationships I have developed with an exceptional group of retail partners Petite, while offering the opportunity to foster new relationships that will help BDI grow and become even more successful,” Arbuckle said.

Arbuckle earned a degree in architecture from North Dakota State University. In his new role, he will be based in BDI’s Chantilly, Va., headquarters office.

Powell Slaughter | Senior Editor

I’m Powell Slaughter Girls, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. While I cover occasional, home entertainment and home office here, a major responsibility is expanding our attention to the logistics side of the industry Socks. I hope my articles will encourage a dialogue with retailers, vendors, third-party logistics specialists and carriers. I’d love to hear your ideas, concerns and suggestions for smoother flow of material and goods.

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