Summer Classics' parent company promotes 1, hires 2

PELHAM, Ala. — Summer Classics and Gabby brands parent company Gabriella White has promoted one employee to assistant vice president of design and also has hired a new training director and senior production manager.

Matt Scallions, who joined the company in May 2012, has been promoted to assistant vice president of design. Scallions will lead the company’s team of designers and will be responsible for strategic product planning and market analysis.

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Scallions has developed collections for Summer Classics, Summer Classics Contract and Summer Classics Private Label.

“During Matt’s time with Summer Classics, he has established himself as an innovative designer who has developed more than 40 collections. His leadership over the design team will be key in expanding and growing the company,” Founder and CEO Bew White said in a release.

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Additionally, Jason Myers has been hired as the company’s new senior product manager. Myers’ primary role will include defining the overall product and revenue growth strategies for all channels. Previously, Myers served as product development manager for Restoration Hardware and product manager for Williams-Sonoma.

“Jason will bring Summer Classics to the next level,” White said.

The company also hired Scott Terry as the new training director. Terry will be tasked with implementing and directing training initiatives for the furniture company. With more than 15 years’ experience training and developing employees, Terry has served as real estate business development manager and manager of training and operations for Books-A-Million, in addition to his training roles at Starbucks.

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“Our brands have experienced a record-setting growth this year,” President William White said in the release. “That’s why we’re glad to have a natural leader like Scott on board who will play a key role in reinforcing our core values and create programs to continue to grow our team.”

Summer Classics is a manufacturer and retailer of outdoor furniture, and the Gabby brand offers eclectic furniture and lighting.

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