MANCHESTER, Connecticut – (March 28, 2023) – Bob’s Discount Furniture, one of the fastest growing omni-channel furniture retailers in the country, is proud to announce that Redefining the Road, the official magazine of the Women In Trucking Association (WIT) has honored Margaret “Maggie” Kennie, Lead Driver, as a 2023 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation”.
Every year, Redefining the Road recognizes female leaders in the industry who not only have had significant career accomplishments in the last year, but go the extra mile to support other women and help to improve gender diversity at their own companies and/or industry-wide.
“Bob’s Discount Furniture is thrilled to congratulate Maggie for being named a 2023 Top Woman to Watch in Transportation,” said Ramesh Murthy, Chief Supply Chain Officer, EVP at Bob’s Discount Furniture. “Since joining the Bob’s Discount Furniture team in 2017, Maggie quickly solidified herself as a dependable and hard-working driver. Her recognition by the Women in Trucking Association is a testament to Bob’s greater commitment of advancing gender equality and diversity within the transportation industry.”
Ms. Kennie joined the primarily male dominated trucking industry twenty-five years ago and has driven through 48 states and Canada. After joining Bob’s Discount Furniture, she was appointed new hire trainer and has served as Lead Driver for the past three and a half years. In the past year, Ms. Kennie has led a team of forty-three drivers through some of the busiest times the company has ever seen.
Find the full list of individuals recognized as 2023 “Top Women to Watch in Transportation” here.
About Bob’s Discount Furniture
Founded in 1991, Bob’s Discount Furniture is one of the fastest growing furniture retailers in the country. Keeping true to its founding principle that everyone deserves quality furniture, Bob’s provides unsurpassed value with honesty and integrity. Through all the work that happens behind the scenes, Bob’s engineers this value, offering its discount on a wide variety of stylish, quality furnishings, mattresses, and home accents.
With 165 furniture stores across 24 states, the Manchester, Connecticut-based company has become the 10th-largest U.S. furniture chain. The company also offers a unique and enjoyable shopping experience, featuring cafes in each store with complimentary gourmet coffee, ice cream, cookies, and candy.
Bob’s is committed to supporting local communities through a variety of charitable giving efforts. Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation has anchored the company’s philanthropic work for more than 20 years. Additionally, the Bob’s Outreach program was created as a separate entity to help schools and children-related charities. In total, Bob’s and its Foundation donate more than $2.75 million to charities through these programs each year. For more information on Bob’s charitable programs, visit Bob’s Cares, and follow Bob’s on Twitter @MyBobs, on Facebook, and Instagram.