People To Watch

People To Watch
Bob Maricich,?International Market Centers

Bob Maricich has a long history in the furnishings business including a stint as president and CEO of Century Furniture. Prior to that, he was president of American Drew and American of Martinsville after holding senior positions at companies such as Flexsteel and Texaco. He took over Internationals Market Centers leadership in 2008.

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Pamela Stafford,?Hestan Culinary

A long-time veteran of the housewares industry and brand building, while working for Brady Marketing, Pamela Stafford was tapped by Stanley Cheng, founder of Hestan Smart Cooking and Hestan Culinary, to bring this new cookware brand to the market.

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Greg Cairo,?Le Creuset Of America

Greg Cairo spent 14 years at Groupe SEB, USA, in a variety of roles, including high-ranking positions as vp/sales as well as president. In 2019, Cairo was tapped to lead Le Creuset of America after the retirement of long-time CEO Faye Gooding.

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Mike Evans,?Bestar-Bush

Mike Evans has enjoyed a long career at ready-to-assemble furniture maker Bush Industries during which time he assumed multiple executive roles including supervising the company’s product leadership and global sourcing, and business development functions.

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Mark Tritton,?Bed Bath & Beyond

Mark Tritton became Bed Bath & Beyond’s new president and CEO late last year and immediately faced the challenge of extending a turnaround strategy initiated by the board of directors but under the influence of new executives he brought on board soon after arriving.

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Marvin Ellison,?Lowe’s

Marvin Ellison took the president and CEO role at Lowe’s two years ago and, at the same time, joined the company’s board of directors. He moved to Lowe’s from J.C. Penney, where he served as president and chairman of the board.

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Joana McKenna,?Walker Edison

Walker Edison recently named Joana McKenna president. She reports directly to Brad Bonham, the company’s co-founder and CEO and will work with him and the company’s other co-founder, Matt Davis, COO, to enhance and drive the company’s growth initiatives.

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Janet Hayes,?Crate & Barrel

Janet Hayes officially joined Crate & Barrel Holdings, Inc. on?August 1?as its new CEO. A seasoned executive with over 25 years of retail experience, Hayes brings a track record of developing and repositioning brands with deep expertise in the home category.

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Jay Jordan,?Home Meridian

Jay Jordan, before taking his latest position as president at Home Meridian’s new HMidea operation, helped supervise a reorganization at Ameriwood intended to increase flexibility and maximize resources.

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Mads Ryder,?Lenox

Mads Ryder joined the Lenox Corporation at the close of 2018, succeeding Katrina Helmkamp, who left the company to pursue a role elsewhere. Ryder joined Lenox at a pivotal time for the company.

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