Glen Raven hires Marcia Blake to full-time role
September 14, 2012,
GLEN RAVEN, N.C. — Marcia Blake, an authority on outdoor décor who has been a consultant to Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and patio store retailers for two years, has joined Glen Raven on a full-time basis as merchandising manager.
She will expand her work with retailers of outdoor living products, focusing on in-store merchandising based on the growing popularity of outdoor rooms, the company said.
"As a highly talented outdoor living specialist, Marcia has become a valued member of our decorative fabrics team, and we look forward to even greater contributions in her expanded role," said Suzie Roberts, vice president and business manager for decorative fabrics for Glen Raven.
Blake will report to Roberts and will continue to work from her base in California.
Blake's industry career includes stints as manager and a buyer for patio furniture and collectibles for Roger's Gardens, and president and creative director of design firm Outdoor Interiors.
She also previously worked in executive-recruiting and marketing, and was vice president of the Kole & Co. Recruitment firm.