Summer has finally arrived, and with the new season arriving, a host of industry names are welcoming their new hires. Read on work from homeMonthly report on arrivals and departures in the areas of design, manufacturing, media, and more.
Jonathan Olivares Join MillerKnoll in Zeeland, Michigan as the new Senior Vice President of Design at Knoll. Olivares’ prolific career has consisted of commercial, residential and product design, including the main showroom in Kvadrat in New York and Olivares’ aluminum chair design for Knoll. As Senior Vice President, Olivares will oversee the development of the company’s future designs.
Fabric manufacturer promoted Crypton Elise Gabrielson To VP of Marketing. Gabrielson joined the company in 2015 as Marketing Director and will now succeed Julia Gillespie to lead Crypton’s marketing efforts.
Pavilion Furniture Company appointed in Miami for outdoor furniture Jay Chapman as chief. Most recently, Chapman served as Vice President of Product Design at Studio TK in Clayton, North Carolina, having also held various product roles at Herman Miller Geiger-owned office furniture manufacturer. As president, he will lead the suite into its next phase of growth in the outdoor furnishings industry.
Cheryl Furniture Company of Hickory, North Carolina, has announced two new appointments in its marketing division: Sydney Wells He is now Director of Marketing and Jim Morgan He is the new Technical Director of Marketing. Wells joins Sherrill from furniture manufacturer Theodore Alexander, where she worked as Marketing Director. At Cheryl, she will report to the VP of Marketing Dax Allen Because it guides the company towards a greater digital presence and evolves its content strategy. Morgan came to this position from Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, serving as its Senior Creative Director. As the Technical Director of Marketing, he will be responsible for designing and implementing marketing communications across the company.
The kitchen and bathroom brand is named Native Trails Lauren Rademacher As the new Eastern Regional Director. Rademacher brings over 12 years of industry experience to this position, most recently working for wholesale plumbers company Futura Sales as Regional Manager.
Native Trails has also announced the promotion of Stan Artman From Sales Manager East to Vice President of Sales. With over 35 years of experience in sales of the kitchen and bathroom industry, Artman will now continue to strive to grow the company in new and existing channels.
design and architecture
Gabriel Savoy He is the new Managing Editor at The Expert, the platform that connects design professionals with clients. Most recently, Savoy worked as a contributing editor at domino. In the new position, you will oversee all editorial content for The Expert and develop strategies for new digital content.
Interior Design, Procurement, Capital Management and Project Management has appointed Premier Paul Morell as the new Chief Operating Officer. Morell joins the Dallas-based company and brings 25 years of experience in the global supply chain industry. As Operations Manager, he will oversee all company operations for Premier, develop and manage business plans and ensure collaboration between operations and business development teams.
Global architecture and design firm Perkins & Will . welcomes Dan Thomas As the new Director of Health at Studio Dallas. Thomas’ more than 28 years of experience in healthcare design, research, and planning will guide him as he applies to the company’s client base in the Southwest.
New York-based Gabellini Sheppard Associates LLP has hired Chardonnay Piccard Faris As the new Director of Marketing and Business Development. Pickard-Fares’ 15-year career in the design industry has seen her work with clients such as designers Ken FalkAnd the clodagh And the Barry Goralnik. Most recently, she held the position of Director of Business and Marketing at design studio Rainlight. At Gabellini Sheppard, Pickard-Fares will be responsible for the company’s business development and communications strategy.
Boston-based mosaic tile company Artaic has appointed AI Damien de Mayo As a commercial sales manager. Di Maio brings over 20 years of commercial sales experience to this position, where he will be responsible for Artaic’s national sales and identification of new sales channels.
Longtime hospitality designer Leela Richardson She rose as a principal at DesignOne’s Atlanta studio, where she will lead the interior design team. Richardson’s two decades of experience consists of designing boutique hotel and corporate brands, including the Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton, Hilton and more.
Architectural, design and strategy firm appointed by Nelson Worldwide Sean McCurry As Vice President, National Entrepreneur in Retail Practice. With more than 25 years of experience in global retail management, McCurry will lead the company’s retail efforts across the United States, working with both leadership and entry-level staff to improve architectural and design practices within the retail studio at Nelson Worldwide.
Hired a multidisciplinary design firm // 3877 Noelani Brannon As an interior designer in his studio in Washington, DC. Brannon’s seven years of experience will now see her lead projects from preliminary design and space planning to construction management.
Design studio Cloth and Kind appointed Ann Arbor, Michigan and Athens, Georgia Jessica Everhart As Chief Operating Officer. Everhart joined the company in her Ann Arbor studio from licensing strategy firm Kate Verner + Associates, where she worked for six years as a business manager. As Operations Manager, Everhart will oversee all operations for Cloth and Kind between interior design services and the textile design business.
Multidisciplinary design firm Raymond Nicolas . welcomes Antonio Rodriguez As a junior interior designer. Rodriguez joins the team from Miami International University of Art and Design and will now work among the architecture and interior design teams to create design presentations, source and pricing various materials and draft digital prototypes for studio projects.
Designer Samantha Steiner Budlow Join Pacaso Real Estate as an Interior Designer. For more than eight years, Budlow has worked in the design industry, holding positions at Holly Hunt, Room and most recently at Kathy Kuo Home.
Yardzen digital landscape platform announced Betsy Mel as the new chief marketing officer, a date that follows the company’s national expansion announcement earlier this year. A penchant for the company comes from health and wellness brand Sakara, where she worked for five years as a marketing director. At Yardzen you will oversee all performance and brand marketing.
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Beautiful house Announcing two new appointments. Nicholas Nobeck Assigned as Creative Director, he will manage all aspects of creativity across Shelter magazine’s content channels, including print, digital, video, social, and Olivia Hoskin He was appointed Deputy Managing Editor, managing daily content operations and planning editorial initiatives. Previously, Neubeck was Creative Director at HearstMade, the Hearst-branded content division, where he also held leadership positions at Hearst Digital Media and luxury brand Gilt Groupe. Hoskin joins HB With over 10 years of experience in the design media, and most recently worked as a style and interiors writer Town and Country.
After more than five years as an account manager at Nylon Consulting, Megan Shanley He founded Evergreen PR Consulting, a public relations firm that works exclusively with interior designers.
Be Original Americas announced their officers for 2022: Sherry Smko Carl Hansen & Son will be president, Coleman Gotchal From Bernhardt Design will be Vice President, Paolo Kravidi From Luce Plan will be a secretary and Jacob Moss Olsen Georg Jensen will be the treasurer. Together, they will lead the organization in its commitment to supporting ethically designed, original design.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association named Julia Gillespie As the new Director of Marketing. She came to this position after five years at commercial textile brand Crypton, where she held the position of Vice President of Marketing. As NKBA’s Director of Marketing, Gillespie will oversee all of the organization’s marketing initiatives.
Elizabeth Bash He is the new president of the Decoration Club, to replace him Anne Foxley. The Decorators Club Inc. is an organization of interior designers, architects, educators, decorative arts professionals, design editors, and industry executives in the New York metropolitan area.
SOFA Chicago has been appointed Monica King As the new Director of Community Development. In this role, King will work with exhibitors, partners, and collaborators to advance the themes and concepts of the show, providing her with over 20 years of experience managing gallery to arts event.
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