People On The Move
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, May 22, 2013
Therapedic New England
BROCKTON, Mass. - Therapedic of New England has added two industry veterans to its sales team.
Tanya Houston will cover Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont for Therapedic. Josh Savel will handle key a c counts , hospitality, and southern Massachusetts. Both were most recently with Sleep, Inc.
"It's nice to have young talent in our company, and it's impressive when that talent comes with extensive experience in our category," said Norman Rosenblatt, chairman of the board of Therapedic International.
Clive Daniel Home
NAPLES, Fla. - Retailer Clive
Daniel Home here has added three members to its design team in recent months.
Christina Rosolia has worked as a design consultant and sales professional for five years. Before joining Clive Daniel, she was in sales a
t City Furniture in the Naples area.
Bonnie Kern, general manager of the 85,000- square-foot Clive Daniel Home, said Rosolia "excels at challenges."
Robert Isbell, an interior designer with 23 years of experience, most recently was a designer with Fifth Avenue Design Gallery in Naples, and earlier worked as a designer 17 years in the Atlanta area fo
r several fabric and furniture retailers.
In the Naples area, he recently completed projects for clients in Pelican Marsh, Grey Oaks, the Estuary and several properties on Gulfshore Boulevard and Port Royal.
Kern said Isbell's "extensive experience helps him create the perfect blend of furnishings with fabrics, drapery and wallpaper."
Jeanette Dera also is new on the team. In addition to working at Clive Daniel Home, she is an interior design instructor for the Institute of Interior Design at Southwest Florida College and is working on her master of arts in design management and multimedia from Miami International Univer
sity of Art & Design.
Kern said Dera's "total knowledge of interior design from an instructor's perspective - as well as her expertise in the use of sustainable materials and finishes - has made her a go-to person for many customers and staff members."
ST. LOUIS - Weekends Only Furniture has hired Ashley Hamilton as its marketing supervisor, with responsibility for planning, coordination and execution of advertising and marketing initiatives, while continuing to develop the Top 100 store's online community.
"Ashley brings a solid background in digital marketing as well as agency experience to the Weekends Only marketing department. She will be an integral asset to the department and to the company as we expand our business horizons in 2013," said Monda Petrinelli, senior marketing manager.
Hamilton has more than three years of marketing experience, and is a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri, the company said.
Weekends Only Furniture Outlet, which is open only on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to save customers money while offering special buys and truckload purchases, has five locations in the St. Louis metro area.
ANDERSON, S.C. - Orian Rugs has named Grey Christie vice president of sales of its Gallery Division.
Prior to joining Orian, Christie was regional vice president at Kaleen Rugs and earlier spent a number of years with Dalyn Rugs in various sales and sales management roles.
"Grey's experience and professionalism will contribute greatly to Orian's continuing expansion into regional and national rug retailers," said Don Newton, Orian senior vice president.
Mega Group USA
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - Mega Group USA, a buying group for furniture, mattress, appliance and electronics retailers, has added three to its management staff.
Myriam Pirtle Garrison has joined the company as field market manager with responsibilities in Georgia and South Carolina. Garrison has buying group experience and 15 years of retail experience with Knoxville Wholesale Furniture in Knoxville, Tenn. Garrison is based in the Atlanta area.
Victor Bared is Mega's new field market manager in Texas and is based in the San Antonio area. Before joining the group, he worked for Electrolux. Bared will lead the development of the Texas market in all categories.
"By reducing the territory sizes in our Southeast U.S. market, we will have more touches with our dealers and deliver even better support for business growth," said Rick Bellows, Mega Group USA president. "Assigning a specific manager to Texas will help us better manage the southwest U.S and give us more manpower in the large, important state of Texas."
Chad Burris has joined the company as assistant product protection manager and reports to Mallory Parker, vice president of business services. Burris has a degree in marketing and sales and business development experience with retailer Best Buy an d in the digital signage industry.
"Chad will grow, develop and service the Product Protection Program and enhance the performance for Mega dealers. His focus will deliver benefits for our dealers and facilitate faster growth," said Parker.
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Warren Fox Jackson was named to the new position of managing director for Metro-Guardian, which distributes Crypton and Guardian Super Fabric Protection Products in the Northeast.
Fox Jackson has 25 years of industry experience, most recently as an executive at La-Z-Boy and earlier at retailers Levitz and Seaman's Furniture, along with startup Green Depot.
At Metro-Guardian, he will be responsible for overseeing merchandising, sales and operations, and will work with ownership to continue to build the business.
VALE, N.C. - Patty Toler has been named director of business development for Houser Transport and its affiliated company, FTW Inc.
In the newly created post,Toler will help grow the company's business with the furniture industry and expand its menu of available services, said Sam Houser, who is CEO of both entities.
"We are fortunate to have someone with her experience and knowledge on our team," Houser said.
Toler has more than 23 years of experience in logistics and transportation, mostly with specialized furniture carrier MGM Transport, where she held a variety of customer service and sales posts. She is a member of the International Home Furnishings Representatives Assn. and served on the group's board of directors in 2007.
Houser Transport and FTW offer warehousing and freight consolidation services in California and North Carolina, as well as truckload, less-than truckload and local pickups.
Jonathan Charles/Wildwood Lamps
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Antique replica furniture manufacturer Jonathan Charles and accessories source Wildwood Lamps have named John Cunningham creative director of showroom design and product development.
Wildwood represents Jonathan Charles as its U.S. distributor, and the two companies share a High Point showroom. Cunningham will report to both company presidents, Russ Barnes of Wildwood Lamps and Jonathan Sowter of Jonathan Charles.
He will oversee High Point showroom design for the companies, and product development for both brands.
Cunningham will also travel to Jonathan Charles' domestic and international retailers to ensure a consistent visual display at retail.
Cunningham has worked as director of visual merchandising for Jamestown, N.C., retailer Furnitureland South and at accessories and furniture source GuildMaster. He also has worked in visual merchandising at department stores JCPenney, Dillard's and Filene's.
In October, Cunningham was recruited to revamp the 20,000-square-foot High Point showroom of Wildwood and Jonathan Charles.
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