Summer is finally here, and as we ring in the new season, a litany of industry names are welcoming their new hires. Read on for Home businessmonthly recap of arrivals and departures in design, manufacturing, media and more.
Jonathan Olivares has joined Zeeland, Michigan-based MillerKnoll as Knoll’s new senior vice president of design. Olivares’ prolific career has spanned commercial, residential and product design, including Kvadrat’s flagship New York showroom and his eponymous Olivares aluminum chair design for Knoll. As SVP, Olivares will oversee the development of the company’s future designs.
Fabric maker Crypton has promoted Elise Gabrielson to the Vice President of Marketing. Gabrielson joined the company in 2015 as Chief Marketing Officer and will now succeed Julia Gillespie to lead Crypton’s marketing efforts.
Pavilion Furniture, a Miami-based outdoor furniture company, has named Jay Chapman as president. Most recently, Chapman served as vice president of product design at Studio TK, based in Clayton, North Carolina, after also serving in various product roles at Herman-owned office furniture manufacturer Geiger. Miller. As President, he will lead Pavilion into its next stage of growth in the outdoor furniture industry.
Sherrill Furniture, based in Hickory, North Carolina, announced two new hires to its marketing division: Sydney Wells is now Director of Marketing and Jim Morgan is the new artistic director of marketing. Wells joins Sherrill from furniture maker Theodore Alexander, where she served as marketing director. At Sherrill, she will report to the Vice President of Marketing Dax Allen as she steers the company towards a greater digital presence and develops its content strategy. Morgan joins Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, where he worked as senior creative director. As Marketing Artistic Director, he will be responsible for designing and executing marketing communications across the company.
Kitchen and bathroom brand Native Trails has named Lauren Rademacher as the new Eastern Regional Manager. Rademacher brings over 12 years of industry experience to this position, most recently working for wholesale plumbing company Futura Sales as a Territory Manager.
Native Trails also announced the promotion of Stan Artman from Director of Sales, East, to Vice President of Sales. With over 35 years of sales experience in the kitchen and bathroom industry, Artman will now continue to strive for business growth in new and existing channels.
Design & Architecture
Gabrielle Savoie is the new editorial director of The Expert, the platform that connects design professionals with their clients. More recently, Savoie worked as editor-in-chief at Domino. In the new role, she will oversee all editorial content for The Expert and strategize for new digital content.
Interior design, procurement, fixed asset and project management firm Premier has appointed Paul Morel as the new CEO. Morrell joins the Dallas-based company with 25 years of experience in the global supply chain industry. As Chief Operating Officer, he will oversee all corporate operations for Premier, develop and manage business plans, and ensure collaboration between the operations and business development teams.
Global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will welcomes Dan Thomas as the new director of health at his Dallas studio. Thomas’ 28+ years of experience in healthcare design, research and planning will guide him in his application to the company’s Southwest client base.
New York-based architecture and design firm Gabellini Sheppard Associates LLP has hired Chardonnay Pickard Fares 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 Fulk, Clodagh and Barry Goralnick. More recently, she held the position of sales and marketing director for the design studio Rainlight. At Gabellini Sheppard, Pickard-Fares will be responsible for the company’s communications and business development strategy.
Boston-based AI-based tile mosaic company Artaic has named Damien DiMaio as Commercial Sales Manager. Di Maio brings over 20 years of commercial sales experience to the role, where he will assume responsibility for Artaic’s national sales and the identification of new sales channels.
Long-time hotel designer Lela Richardson became director of the DesignOne studio in Atlanta, where she will lead the interior design team. Richardson’s two decades of experience spans the design of boutique and corporate hotel brands, including Four Seasons, The Ritz-Carlton, Hilton and many others.
Architecture, design and strategy firm Nelson Worldwide has named Sean McCorry as Vice President, National Business Leader in Retail Practice. With more than 25 years of global retail management experience, McCorry will lead the company’s retail efforts across the United States, working with management and junior staff to improve retail practices. architecture and design within the Nelson Worldwide retail studio.
The multidisciplinary design firm //3877 has hired Noelani Brannon as an interior designer in his studio in Washington, DC. Brannon’s more than seven years of experience will now see her leading projects ranging from initial design and space planning to construction administration.
Design studio Cloth & Kind, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Athens, Georgia, named Jessica Everhart as Chief Operating Officer. Everhart joins the company at her Ann Arbor studio from licensing strategy firm Kate Verner + Associates, where for six years she served as chief business officer. As COO, Everhart will oversee all operations of Cloth & Kind between its interior design services and its textile design business.
The multidisciplinary design firm Raymond Nicolas welcomes Antonio Rodriguez as a junior interior designer. Rodriguez joins the team at Miami International University of Art and Design and will now work between the architecture and interior design teams to create design presentations, source and evaluate various materials, and draft digital models. for studio projects.
Designate Samantha Steiner Budlow joined the Pacaso holiday home real estate company as an interior designer. For over eight years, Budlow has worked in the design industry, having held positions at Holly Hunt, Room and most recently, Kathy Kuo Home.
Digital native landscaping platform Yardzen has announced Betsy Mel as its new Chief Marketing Officer, an appointment that follows the announcement of the company’s national expansion earlier this year. Mell joins the company from health and wellness brand Sakara, where she served as CMO for five years. At Yardzen, she will oversee all brand performance and marketing.
Media & PR
Beautiful house announced two new recruits. Nicholas Neubeck has been named Creative Director, where he will manage all facets of creation across Shelter magazine’s content channels, including print, digital, video and social media, and Olivia Hosken was named associate editor, managing day-to-day content operations and planning editorial initiatives. Neubeck was previously chief creative officer at HearstMade, Hearst’s branded content division, after also holding senior roles at Hearst Digital Media and luxury e-commerce brand Gilt Groupe. Hosken joins HB with over 10 years of experience in design media, most recently working as style and interiors editor at City & Country.
After more than five years as an account manager at Nylon Consulting, Meaghan Shanley founded Evergreen PR Consulting, a public relations firm that works exclusively with interior designers.
Be Original Americas has announced its 2022 leaders: Sherri Simko of Carl Hansen & Son will be Chairman, Coleman Gutshall of Bernhardt Design will serve as Vice President, Paolo Cravedi of Luce Plan will be secretary and Jacob Mose Olesen of Georg Jensen will be treasurer. Together they will lead the organization in its commitment to supporting original and ethical design.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association has named Julia Gillespie as the new Chief Marketing Officer. She comes to the role after five years at commercial fabrics brand Crypton, where she served as vice president of marketing. As Director of Marketing at NKBA, Gillespie will oversee all marketing initiatives for the organization.
Elizabeth Pash is the new president of the Decorators Club, replacing Anne Foxley. The Decorators Club Inc. is an organization of professional women interior designers, architects, educators, decorative arts specialists, design writers and industry executives from the New York metropolitan area.
SOFA Chicago named Monique King as the new Director of Community Development. In this role, King will work with exhibitors, partners and collaborators to delve deeper into the exhibition’s themes and concepts, bringing more than 20 years of gallery management experience to the art event.
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