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Jensen Outdoor Appoints New Company President: Schon Duke


Jensen Outdoor–known to the casual industry for crafting sustainable luxury wood furniture for the North American market–announced today that Schon Duke has been appointed as the new President of the company.

An experienced business leader, Schon will succeed Hlodver Olafsson and has assumed responsibilities as of December 1st, 2021.

Hlodver Olafsson is retiring as President of Jensen Outdoor and from his seat on the Board of Directors after a lustrous forty-year career in the wood manufacturing industry. Hlodver’s passion for the business and his outstanding personal commitment have helped position Jensen Outdoor as a strong brand across the US and Canada; he will be greatly missed by all those who have worked with him and is wished continued success in all future endeavors.

Schon is a masterfully experienced sales and marketing executive with more than thirty years’ experience, primarily positioned in the high-end segment of the A&D and Furniture Industry. Schon comes with a successful track record in both the interior and exterior furniture categories.

“I’m excited to continue the established success of the brand,” said Schon Duke, President, Jensen Outdoor.  “Working strategically with our growing team will allow us to attain new heights in the retail, design-trade, and consumer spaces.”

To ensure a smooth transition for our customers and staff Schon, Hlodver, and the Jensen team will undergo a three-month transition period wherein the manufacturer will work closely to continue to deliver the top-quality furniture and excellent service that our clients have come to expect.

Jensen Outdoor appoints Schon Duke as President, December 1st, 2021.

About Jensen Outdoor

Jensen Outdoor is a leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor wood furniture for the North American market. Since 1994, Jensen Outdoor has brought comfort, beauty and longevity to outdoor living through award-winning design, superior materials and a commitment to sustainability that includes the use of 100% FSC®-certified Ipe timber responsibly harvested from the tropical forests of Bolivia. The result is a broad array of heirloom-quality, luxury outdoor furniture that encourages you to experience “Outside of Ordinary.”

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