Brian Deveaux Named President of Hussey Seating Company

For just the second time in its 187-year history, Hussey Seating Company has named a non-family member as President. Brian Deveaux will assume the role of President of Hussey Seating as of July 1, 2022. Current President, Gary Merrill, will remain at the organization as CEO. Merrill has been President and CEO since 2016 and was the first non-family member to hold these roles.

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Brian Deveaux named President of Hussey Seating Company effective July 1, 2022. (Photo: Business Wire)

Brian Deveaux named President of Hussey Seating Company effective July 1, 2022. (Photo: Business Wire)

“This is an important step forward in our company’s history,” said Letitia Hussey Beauregard, Hussey Seating Company’s Board Chair, and 6th Generation family shareholder. “Gary’s leadership over the past six years has led to record growth for our business. With Brian leading day-to-day operations and Gary providing strategic oversite, we expect to flourish even more under these two dynamic leaders. The Board and the entire Hussey Family fully support this transition and welcome Brian to his new role.”

Deveaux will retain his role as Chief Financial Officer for Hussey Seating Company which he has held since 2017, overseeing all financial operations and playing a critical role in developing and executing the company’s strategic objectives. “The Hussey Family cares deeply for all the employees of Hussey Seating Company and the legacy that generations of employees have built for almost two centuries. It is truly an honor that they, along with Gary, have entrusted me with this leadership opportunity,” stated Brian Deveaux.

Prior to joining Hussey Seating, Brian Deveaux was a partner and co-founder of Leaders LLC, a Portland-based advisory firm that specialized in advising family businesses in strategic transactions. Prior to forming Leaders, he served as Chief Operating Officer of surgical instrument manufacturer, Seabrook International, and held management positions in operations, planning, and inventory control at Bath Iron Works, a General Dynamics subsidiary. He graduated from Bowdoin College with degrees in Math and Economics.

About Hussey Seating Company
Hussey Seating Company is the world leader in designing and manufacturing seating solutions for the sports and entertainment, education, esports and performing arts markets. Innovators since 1835, this 6th and 7th generation family-owned business has transformed from their modest roots in steel fabrication to a global powerhouse and the most trusted seating partner in the industry. Whether it’s thousands of seats in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena and Nissan Stadium for the city’s rowdiest fans, the luxurious chairs that fill the MGM Theater in Las Vegas, or the telescopic bleachers in your local high school – venues around the world trust Hussey Seating with their biggest moments.

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