Capel names Eric Birnbach as Pres/CEO,
First non-family member in top post since 1917
The company said Birnbach was selected after an extensive national research. "We are confident that, with his 26 years of experience in the home furnishing industry, Eric brings outstanding management competence and impeccable leadership skills to Cape," said a statement from the current management team. The company noted that Birnbach has served in numerous leadership capacities in the home furnishings industry
Birnbach said "I am delighted to become a part of Capel's rich history. The Capel family has built a wonderfully successful company with a superb reputation." Birnbach and his family are relocating to Troy N.C.