Gat Caperton

Gat Caperton

HIGH POINT — The American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame Foundation has elected Gat Caperton to its board of directors.

Caperton is CEO of Gat Creek, an award-winning manufacturer of solid-wood home furniture in Berkeley Springs, W.V.

“Gat brings an abundance of knowledge and leadership, as well as an admirable commitment to service to the Hall of Fame board,” said Martin Ploy, president of the HOF board of directors and president of AICO. “Gat’s innovative spirit and enthusiasm will be assets to our industry’s most diverse board, which includes retailers and manufacturers of furniture, home accents, bedding and fabrics as well as industry service providers.”

Caperton is the immediate past chair of the American Home Furnishings Alliance board of directors and vice chair of the Shepherd University board of governors. He helped found and serves as treasurer on the board of the Sustainable Furnishings Council and is the designated consumer member on the board of  directors of the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers.

He recently completed a four-year chairmanship of the board of directors of the Natural Capital Investment Fund, a $45 million fund that provides flexible financing to small and emerging natural resource-based businesses primarily located in the Appalachian region.

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