BUSINESS IN BRIEF

Norwalk Furniture names new director Eric Light has been named the new director of customer and distribution services at Norwalk Furniture Corp., Norwalk, Ohio. With the appointment, Light also joins the ranks of the company's executive team.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 24, 2010

 

Norwalk Furniture names new director

Eric Light has been named the new director of customer and distribution services at Norwalk Furniture Corp., Norwalk, Ohio. With the appointment, Light also joins the ranks of the company's executive team.

As Director of Customer and Distribution Services, Light will assume responsibility for the customer service, quality and transportation departments at Norwalk. A primary responsibility, according to President Rick McKirahan, is to grow the company's distribution and transportation network capabilities.

"Eric brings an extensive background to the position," says McKirahan, "which will enable us to synchronize, and enhance the full portfolio of products and services that we offer to our customers." Light's background covers operations, logistics, direct sales, sales management, marketing, customer service, strategic planning and training.

From 1990 to 2001, he held various positions at UPS, including operations manager, account executive, senior pricing and marketing manager, and customer service and sales manager. Following his tenure at UPS, Light accepted a position with W.W. Grainger Corporation where he remained until joining Norwalk. At W.W. Grainger Corporation, he served in several capacities including strategic account manager, national sales training manager and, before accepting the position at Norwalk, district sales manager.

"Eric is well prepared to make a significant contribution at Norwalk," says McKirahan, pointing to Light's previous employers - two of the world's largest global professional service organizations - and the numerous positions held. "He not only offers a broad background, but years of direct-to-customer service experience in other industries, which will only further complement our leadership team."

Light attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and holds a B.S.B.A. in marketing and management. He resides in Huron.

Cable agreements to expire soon

Time Warner Cable announced agreements with some of their programmers are expiring. The company described it as a routine event.

Usually they are able to obtain renewals without interruption in service, and only rarely are they unable to continue to provide a channel.

The programmers whose contracts will soon expire are: WEWS, WEWS-DT, HGTV, HGTV On Demand, Fine Living On Demand, GAC On Demand, DIY On Demand, Food Network On Demand, Discovery Espanol, CNN Espanol, Canal 52, Cine Latino, CNN On Demand, Cartoon On Demand, TNT On Demand, Fox Sports Ohio, and TBS On Demand.

Fox Reality will be added to the Digital Basic Tier March 13.

Western Reserve Toy Show is Sunday

COLLINS The Western Reserve Toy Show is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Western Reserve Elementary. General admission is $2, with children under 12 being admitted free if accompanied by an adult.