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Hussey Seating Company Announces Two New Board Members

Jun 12th 2023

Hussey Seating Company Announces the Appointment of David Leopold and Gary Merrill to its Board of Directors.

North Berwick, ME, June 12, 2023 - Hussey Seating Company, a leading global provider of seating solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of two distinguished business leaders, David Leopold and Gary Merrill, to its esteemed Board of Directors. Leopold joins the Board with immediate effect, while Merrill's appointment will take effect on January 1, 2024.

Leopold brings a wealth of experience as a multi-faceted business leader with over 20 years of experience across several industries, including officer and senior management positions in Fortune 500 companies in the insurance and telecommunications industries. In 2018, Leopold acquired Criterium Engineers, a leading North American consulting engineering firm, where he oversees the management of the company. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Merrill, who is set to step down as CEO of Hussey Seating Company on July 1, 2023, will remain involved with the company as an advisor through the end of 2023; bringing his valuable insights to the Board starting in 2024. Having served in various roles during his more than 30 years of dedicated service with the company, Merrill's extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of the organization make him a valuable addition to the Hussey Board.

"We are delighted to welcome David and Gary to our esteemed Board of Directors," said Letitia Hussey Beauregard, Hussey Seating Company’s Board Chair, and a sixth-generation shareholder. "Their diverse backgrounds and exceptional leadership skills will play a crucial role in guiding our strategic initiatives and further strengthening our position as a global leader in seating solutions. We look forward to their valuable contributions to our organization's continued success."


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. Learn more at


Jason Lavigne
Sr. Communications Specialist