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Massood Honored for Lifetime Achievement

An icon and visionary within the furniture transportation industry received the 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award from AHFA’s Specialized Furniture Carriers division in June: Edward Massood.

The Alvin W. Daughtridge Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 2019 to honor executives whose contributions have had a lasting impact on the furniture transportation industry and whose character and leadership have served as a role model for others. Massood received the award at the 2024 Logistics Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

Joining his family’s business, MGM Transport, in 1974, Massood built his career by developing many of the visionary ideas and concepts that propelled the company’s growth over the next three decades he spent there. His dedication to delivering furniture efficiently, his unrelenting commitment to excellence and his ability to forge lasting partnerships with industry leaders helped grow MGM into the largest furniture carrier in the United States, a position it held until it was sold to CF Holdings in 2007.

Beginning in 2001, Massood joined with his brother, Michael, and partner Thomas Silvano to open Thomasville-branded retail stores in Northern Virginia and New Jersey. Intimately involved in developing the Thomasville store model from its inception, Massood took pride in providing a pleasurable and personal shopping experience as a new standard of excellence and efficiency in the retail home furnishings business.

According to Massood, his experiences as a retailer afforded him even greater insight into the challenges faced by furniture merchants and manufacturers every day. Armed with this increased understanding and driven by a desire to be an integral part of his customers’ success, he continued his family’s long tradition of furniture delivery when he founded Massood Logistics in 2010.

Now managed by his daughter, Tara, the company offers a variety of solution-based services from warehousing and assembly to repair and refinishing, packaging and home delivery, as well as distribution services throughout the United States. Warehouses and distribution centers are in Archdale, Eden, High Point and Greensboro, North Carolina.

Massood is active in many industry organizations, including serving as the 2024 chair of AHFA’s Solution Partners Board of Directors. He also sits on the board of both AHFA and the retail Home Furnishings Association. He serves on the Executive Board of City of Hope and is a past board member of the Anti-Defamation League and Women in the Home Industries Today and a past president of the Specialized Furniture Carriers. Massood was honored as a “Pillar of the Industry” by the International Home Furnishings Representatives Association in 2023.