Denis Darveau retires
LOUISEVILLE, Québec – Denis Darveau, vice president of sales for the Bermex and Bertanie divisions of BDM+ Furniture has retired after 15 years in the post. His responsibilities will be assumed by his nephew, Phillippe Darveau.
“The time had come for his to turn over a new leaf and start a new chapter in his life by spending quality time with his family living in the western part of our country,” the family owned-and-operated furniture maker said in an announcement.
Two of BDM’s five divisions, Bermex and Bertanie specialise in dining and occasional case goods.
Describing him as “a pillar of our company, an inspiring and passionate man,” the company credited him with a number of important achievements, including the development of the Century finish, which is still in use and is among the most popular offered by the company and the creation of the Bertanie trademark. He was also a moving force behind the development of The Factory, BDM’s permanent showroom facility in High Point, North Carolina.
“Always offering good advice, his experience, dedication and knowledge will be greatly missed,” the company said. “On behalf of the whole team at BDM + Furniture, we sincerely thank you for your many years of service and wish you health and happiness.”