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Jolly and Wingo Promoted to Senior Executive Positions at Baker Interior Group


High-end case goods and upholstery manufacturer Baker Interiors Group, a subsidiary of Samson Investment Holding Co., announces the promotion of Michael W. Jolly Sr to Chief Executive Officer and President, and Erica J. Wingo to Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing.


Jolly joined Baker Interiors in 2018, holding the position of President since October 2018. “Over the past 3 years, Mike has restructured the company and instituted a series of cost-saving measures that have significantly influenced the company’s bottom line,” said Samuel Kuo, Chairman of Samson Holding, Ltd. Mike played an instrumental role in the successful launch of ‘The Baker Luxe Collection’.  He’s assembled a strong team and brought over four decades of manufacturing, product development and sourcing experience, proving to be an effective leader,” Kuo said, adding, “I am confident Mike will take Baker Interiors Group to a new level of success.”


Wingo also joined Baker in 2018 in the position of Vice President of Merchandising, a new position at the time. “Erica has led merchandising, marketing, product development and design for Baker, Milling Road and McGuire for the last three years. She has also launched ‘The Baker Luxe Collection,’ which received high marks from sales associates and customers alike for providing a product line that’s relevant to today’s high-end marketplace,” said CEO and President Michael Jolly. “Erica has developed product to expand our trade and retail market, both domestically and internationally. In her new role, she will continue to leverage our brand equity while building on the success of existing production lines.”


About Baker Interiors: North Carolina-based furniture maker Baker Interiors is an iconic luxury brand founded in 1890, offering high-end upholstered furniture produced in North Carolina and case goods made primarily in North Carolina. The company’s indoor furniture line McGuire is made in Baker’s Indonesia plant and finished in North Carolina, and some specialty products crafted of mixed media such as bronze and marble are produced in Asia. Baker is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samson Investment Holding Co. Samson’s wide range of brands includes Baker, Universal Furniture, Craft Master, Legacy Classic, Lacquer Craft Hospitality, Grand Manor, Samson International and licensing programs Miranda Kerr, Paula Deen and Coastal Living.


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