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McDaneld Named VP Sales, Marketing at Rogaska

McDaneld Named VP Sales, Marketing at Rogaska

NEW YORK–Rogaska has named Brent McDaneld to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing of its U.S. affiliate Rogaska America, Inc. He reports to Bostjan Leskovar, president of Rogaska America. Brent McDaneld joins Rogaska from Baccarat, where he served as vice president of merchandising, marketing and design for the North America divisionMore »

Electrolux Sets Key Executives in Operations, Technology and Marketing

Electrolux Sets Key Executives in Operations, Technology and Marketing

STOCKHOLM—Electrolux has named three executives to positions overseeing operations, technology and marketing. Jonas Samuelson has been appointed chief operations officer and head of the company’s global operations in major appliances, and will continue in his current role as chief financial officer. Jan Brockmann has been named to the newly created position of chief technology officer,More »

M.E. Heuck Debuts Zeroca Brand of CarbonNeutral-Certified Cookware and Gadgets

M.E. Heuck Debuts Zeroca Brand of CarbonNeutral-Certified Cookware and Gadgets

MASON, Ohio—M.E. Heuck has launched Zeroca, which a company statement said is the first certified CarbonNeutral brand of cookware and kitchen gadgets. The statement added that Zeroca has received its CarbonNeutral certification through partnerships with First Carbon Solutions and The CarbonNeutral Co., the latter of which owns the registered trademark for CarbonNeutral. The certification meansMore »

Ruehlmann Appointed to Head Product Development with Simmons

Ruehlmann Appointed to Head Product Development with Simmons

ATLANTA—Simmons has named Jim Ruehlmann to the newly created position of executive vice president of product development. Ruehlmann is responsible for developing and executing the mattress manufacturer’s new-product creation and innovation strategies. He reports directly to Gary Fazio, chief executive officer. Prior to joining Simmons, Ruehlmann served in product-development roles for various companies, including Sealy,More »

AHFA Slates Manufacturing Summit

AHFA Slates Manufacturing Summit

HIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) will hold its 2011 Manufacturing Summit March 8-9 at the Franklin Furniture Institute on the campus of Mississippi State University. The Summit will bring together industry leaders dedicated to sharing strategies, experiences and best practices for becoming more competitive in today’s global market. The 9 a.m. toMore »

Capel’s Songbird Rug to be Added to N.C. Museum of History

Capel’s Songbird Rug to be Added to N.C. Museum of History

RALEIGH, N.C.–The North Carolina Museum of History will add Capel Rugs’ braided Songbird rug to its permanent artifact collection, recognizing the company’s long history as a North Carolina manufacturer. A special ceremony was held today on the N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus. Capel Rugs began 93 years ago, after A. Leon Capel transformed his Gee-HawMore »

Watts Named CEO of QVC U.S.

Watts Named CEO of QVC U.S.

WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Claire Watts, QVC’s president of U.S. commerce, has been promoted to the newly created position of chief executive officer, U.S., of QVC. In her new role, Watts is responsible for the overall strategy and operations of QVC’s U.S. business—including the customer-fulfillment services team, the customer service and distribution departments—and oversees teams responsible forMore »

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Opens Today

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market Opens Today

DALLAS-The Dallas Total Home & Gift Market begins today with a number of ribbon-cutting ceremonies and events for exhibitors that have expanded or relocated showrooms. Today’s new showroom ribbon cuttings include those at Caffco International, Trade Mart #2232, at 2 p.m.; A Studio, World Trade Center #6078, at 2:15 p.m.; and Perfectly Yours, World TradeMore »