The Dixie Group Appoints Michael L. Owens To The Board

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Dixie Group, Inc. Tuesday announced that its Board of Directors appointed Michael L. Owens to the Board.  

In commenting on the announcement, Daniel K. Frierson, Dixie’s chairman and CEO, stated, “The Board is increasing its size from eight to nine members and has appointed Michael L. (Mike) Owens to fill the vacancy. Mike is currently the assistant dean of Graduate Programs and Lecturer in the College of Business at UTC. Prior to joining UTC, Mike was president of Coverdell & Company, Atlanta. Mike will stand for re-election at the 2014 annual meeting of stockholders.  

“Mike has also been appointed to the Board’s Audit Committee which consists of independent directors, and we welcome him and recognize his expertise and experience.”


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