Furniture executive promotes continuous improvement in industry, community

By John Dayberry, Hickory Daily Record

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Ask people about John Bray’s influence on the Catawba County community or on the American furniture industry and you’ll hear plenty about the longtime Hickory resident’s leadership abilities.

Andy Counts, chief executive officer of the American Home Furnishings Alliance, described Bray as “a true leader” whose influence reaches far and wide.

“His influence goes beyond Vanguard and the Catawba Valley and permeates the entire home furnishings industry,” Counts said. “An authentic gentlemen and professional, he can bridge difficult divides and find common ground. His guidance has strengthened our organization, the High Point Market, and the industry as a whole.”

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