19452 Tue, 09/14/2010 - 12:15pm
CANNON FALLS, Minn.–Midwest-CBK has named industry veteran Molly Kinney to lead the company’s new home decor product development and design.
Kinney will lead Midwest-CBK’s home decor product design evolution plus manage all aspects of the company’s product development for home decor and garden.
Kinney has more than 20 years of international marketing and business experience, including extensive work in design and product development and founding Cole River Co., a boutique wholesale brand dedicated to the design, manufacture, import and distribution of home decor, tabletop and gift products serving specialty retail and hospitality markets. She has also served as a China-based product design and development consultant for Target, and director of Asia-Pacific marketing for Mary Kay. Kinney is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
“We welcome Molly and look forward to her innovative, experienced and trend-driven approach to design and product development in the reinvention of our home decor lines,” said Frederic Contino, president of Midwest-CBK. “Her depth of experience and knowledge of marrying today’s trends with specialty retailers’ changing needs will play a critical role in Midwest-CBK’s new home decor approach, helping our customers to achieve even more success and increased sales and growth.”