NEW YORK–Meyer Corporation has signed a multi-year lease for its Forty One Madison 3,000-plus square-foot showroom and has appointed veteran tabletop executive Helene Branisel director of sales for tabletop, a newly created position.
The move follows Meyer’s recent launch of Paula Deen and Rachael Ray tabletop collections.
“We’re delighted to solidly move forward in the new year with permanent showroom space at the most prestigious address for the tabletop industry, and to welcome Helene, a highly skilled tabletop sales executive to our newly formed tabletop division,” said Suzanne Murphy, vice president of marketing at Meyer Corporation, U.S. “Our beautiful and professionally-designed showroom will be a focal point for
introducing new Rachael Ray and Paula Deen collections at each Tabletop Show in 2012 and beyond, and Helene’s industry expertise and leadership will ensure our success in quickly establishing market share for our two coveted celebrity brands.”
Prior to joining Meyer, Branisel was National Accounts Manager at Fitz & Floyd for 13 years, where her responsibilities covered sales for all retail channels and management of the tabletop company’s sales force. Branisel reports to Darrin Johnston, senior vice president of sales.