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American Leather Holdings Names Phil Milazzo Interim Chief Executive Officer

American Leather Holdings (parent company of American Leather, Lee Industries, Brookline Furniture and BenchMade Modern) announced that Phil Milazzo has been named Interim Chief Executive Officer. He takes the place of Bruce Birnbach, who has been with the company since 2006. 


“We are very thankful for everything Bruce has done for American Leather Holdings,” said Julio Wong, Chief People Officer of American Leather. “He was instrumental in our company’s growth, especially leading the acquisitions of Lee, Brookline and BenchMade Modern, and we appreciate all of the years he gave to us. Bruce will be missed very much by our entire team and by our customer partners. We wish him the absolute best.”


With over 30 years of experience leading manufacturing companies from aerospace to cabinetry, Milazzo brings a very strong operations, supply chain and manufacturing background to American Leather. 


“With the complexities facing the industry during this historic period of time, we are looking forward to working with Phil, who brings a depth of expertise to the company,” Wong added.



About American Leather Holdings

American Leather Holdings is a Dallas-based leader in the home furnishings manufacturing space owned by Heartwood Partners, with four companies under its umbrella. These companies include American Leather a leader in made-to-order, premium leather and fabric furniture produced quickly out of Dallas; Lee Industries, a leader in sustainable, custom upholstered furniture produced in an environmentally friendly factory in North Carolina; Brookline Furniture, an established leader in upholstered seating for the hospitality industry as well as residential furniture, based in North Carolina, Label 180, a unique concept in home office furniture, and BenchMade Modern, a leading online furniture brand made-to-order in 5 weeks. All American Leather Holdings companies are committed to producing quality, innovative products that meet the needs of their audiences, while adhering to sustainable manufacturing standards and practices. 


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