Roy Calcagne, CEO of Craftmaster Furniture, to Retire This Fall | Local News

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TAYLORSVILLE — The CEO of Craftmaster Furniture plans to retire this fall.

Roy Calcagne, who was CEO and president of Craftmaster for 16 years, plans to retire after the October furniture market, according to a press release from Craftmaster.

Calcagne has been in the furniture industry for 41 years, according to the release. He started at Craftmaster when Samson Holdings purchased the company. He saw the furniture maker through several expansions, including the most recent at Lenoir.

Calcagne said the decision to retire brought mixed emotions.

“I have truly enjoyed every step of the way and have developed wonderful friendships over the past 41 years,” Calcagne said in the statement. “This industry is made up of a tight-knit group of exceptional people among my colleagues, our customers and our suppliers.”

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A new president will be announced shortly, and Calcagne will assist during the transition, according to the release.

Calcagne’s wife, Barbara, director of interior design sales for Craftmaster, also plans to retire, he said in the statement.

“We will now be spending more time with family and friends as well as long overdue travel plans,” Calcagne said.

Samuel Kuo, President of Samson Holdings, said, “I would like to thank Roy for his leadership at Craftmaster and for the company’s outstanding performance and contribution to Samson Holdings over the past 16 years. It was a pleasure to work with him and to watch the company grow to over one million square feet of manufacturing space and 750 associates.

Craftmaster Furniture was founded in 1972 in Taylorsville. Its specialties are custom-ordered, moderately priced upholstery fabrics produced in the United States. Craftmaster is a subsidiary of Samson Holdings along with Universal Furniture and Legacy Classic Furniture.

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