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Jensen Outdoor Announces New President: Eric Parsons
By Phillip Crowe
Jensen Outdoor–North America’s sustainable luxury wood furniture manufacturer–announced today that Eric Parsons has been appointed as the new President of the company.
Eric has been with Jensen Outdoor for four years, serving as Vice President and playing a key role in the leadership team. In his time at Jensen Outdoor, Eric has helped to transform the product range into a more style-forward offering, add process and efficiency improvements across the operation, and more than double the sales output of the company. Eric assumes his responsibilities as of January 10, 2023.
“I am honored to be appointed as President of Jensen Outdoor and humbled by the confidence that ownership has in me,” said Eric Parsons. “In the past four years with Jensen, I have seen firsthand the dedication and hard work that goes into crafting sustainable luxury wood furniture, it’s a key element of what makes the company stand out from the field and I am excited to continue the success of the brand and lead Jensen Outdoor into the future.”
Eric brings more than 30 years of industry experience to his new role, having previously served as President of Gloster Furniture and holding leadership positions at Brown Jordan and Woodard Furniture. He has also been active in the industry, having served on the Board of Directors of the International Casual Furnishings Association for 12 years, on the Executive Committee for 4 years and as Chairman for 2 years.
“Eric has been an invaluable member of the Jensen Outdoor team and we are confident in his ability to lead the company to continued success,” said Hlodver Olafsson, Hlodver Olafsson Chairman of the Board and former President of Jensen Outdoor. “I am excited to see what the future holds under Eric’s leadership and wish him all the best in his new role.”
About Jensen Outdoor
Jensen Outdoor is a leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor wood furniture for the North American market. The company is committed to sustainability, using 100% FSC-certified Ipe timber harvested from the tropical forests of Bolivia to craft heirloom-quality pieces. Jensen Outdoor’s furniture is “Made to Inspire,” bringing comfort, beauty, and longevity to outdoor living.