Omaha, Neb.—Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Tony Boldt, presently the company’s Kansas City store director, has been named president and COO. The transition is part of long-term succession planning for Nebraska Furniture Mart’s future. Current president and COO Ron Blumkin will still be active in the business as Chairman, and Irv Blumkin will remain with Nebraska Furniture Mart as CEO.
“Tony is a focused, dedicated and creative leader,” Ron Blumkin stated, “who will be an exceptional leader for Nebraska Furniture Mart’s future.” In his new role, Boldt will continue the customer-focused vision and mission for Nebraska Furniture Mart.
“I am extremely fortunate to have the skilled and dedicated team at Nebraska Furniture Mart to deliver exceptional products, value and service to our customers,” Boldt said of his new role. “I look forward to leading this dedicated team and continuing on with Nebraska Furniture Mart’s strong commitment to our customers and communities we serve.”
Boldt has had significant experience within Nebraska Furniture Mart starting at Homemakers Furniture, a subsidiary of Nebraska Furniture Mart in Des Moines, and in 2002, taking a leadership role directly for Nebraska Furniture Mart in the warehouse in Clive, Iowa. Boldt rose to store manager of the Clive, IA Nebraska Furniture Mart operation before transitioning in 2011 to Omaha as the appliance and electronics general sales manager. In December of 2012 he was promoted to his current position as store director of the Kansas City Nebraska Furniture Mart store where he has successfully led and managed all aspects of store operations.
As Chairman, Ron Blumkin will continue to oversee Nebraska Furniture Mart’s subsidiaries including Homemakers Furniture in Des Moines, Iowa, Floors Inc. in Omaha, Neb., and Grandscape in The Colony, Texas. In addition, he will be an ambassador for Nebraska Furniture Mart inside and outside the company.