Glen Raven hires Marcia Blake to full-time role
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, 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.
For the past two years, Blake has helped Glen Raven with the development of its Sunbrella fabric kiosk program and promoted retractable Solair awnings available at retail through Glen Raven's Tri Vantage subsidiary.
"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.