Tony Boldt Named President & COO of Nebraska Furniture Mart
Omaha, NE, December 19, 2016— Ron Blumkin, president and chief operating officer of Nebraska Furniture Mart, will step out of his position as part of the company’s long-term succession planning, according to Omaha.com, and Tony Boldt, director of the Nebraska Furniture Mart’s Kansas City store, will take on the role of president and COO.
Ron Blumkin will serve as chairman, and Irv Blumkin will remain chief executive.
In addition, Ron Blumkin will continue to oversee Nebraska Furniture Mart’s subsidiaries, including Floors Inc. in Omaha and Grandscape.
Boldt started at Homemakers Furniture, a subsidiary of Nebraska Furniture Mart, in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2002 he took a leadership role with Nebraska Furniture Mart’s warehouse in Clive, a Des Moines suburb. He also worked as appliance and electronics general manager at the Omaha store. He has worked in his current role at the Kansas City store since 2012.
Ron and Irv Blumkin are both grandsons of NFM founder Rose Blumkin. The company now is owned by Berkshire Hathaway.
Nebraska Furniture Mart is the 18th largest flooring retailer in the nation, according to the Focus Retail 100 list, with an estimated $155 million in sales during 2016.