w.g. "MICKEY" hOLLIMAN, JR.
W.G. "Mickey" Holliman, Jr. (b.1937) was named president and chief executive officer of Furniture Brands International in 1996 and chairman of the board in 1998. He began his furniture career at Futorian in 1960 following graduation from Mississippi State University.
In 1970, he co-founded Action Industries, now Lane Furniture Industries, with Alvin E. "Bo" Bland. He was named vice president of Action Industries in 1975 and president and chief executive officer in 1994.
Today, Lane Furniture Industries, a subsidiary of Furniture Brands International, grew to become the largest source of motion furniture and the second-largest source for recliners, as well as a major player in the categories of stationary upholstery and imported case goods. At one time, Furniture Brands International was the largest residential furniture manufacturer in the world.
Mr. Holliman has served on the boards of directors of the International Home Furnishings Center and the American Furniture Manufacturers Association. He serves on both the Development Foundation and the Bulldog Foundation of Mississippi State University and was honored as the school's Alumnus of the Year in 1998. Additional board seats include BancorpSouth Incorporated, Southern Pipe and Supply, and the chairmanship of North Mississippi Medical Center.
Mickey and his wife, Babs, are active in Harrisburg Baptist Church, where he serves as a deacon and is past chairman of the Finance Committee.