Hot stuff: Hillian goes hog wild for BBQ

Gunin, Joan
September 2005
Furniture/Today;Sep2005 Supplement, p15
Trade Publication
The article reports that James Killian, a leather upholstery manufacturer and CEO of J. J. Hyde, turns into a barbecue pit master during his day off. He pursues his culinary passion on weekends by making barbecues. He ranks 10th as a barbeque champ in his specialty on the whole hog category. Aside from being a leather upholstery manufacturer and barbecue pit, he also plays multiple roles as salesman, designer, product developer and marketer.


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