Ted Chappell has been appointed President of Ann Sacks, effective immediately, with responsibility for the strategic direction and overall business results for the company. He succeeds Dian Smith, who was there for the past five years.
“Ted’s global business experience, proven leadership skills and results- oriented attitude will be an asset to ANN SACKS,” said Ron Pace, President – Decorative Products, to whom Chappell will report. “I look forward to the progress he’ll bring to the business in his new role.
Beginning his career in sales at Lutron, Chappell supported the company in its international endeavors in Tokyo and Hong Kong. He then co-founded and served as Managing Director of L.S. Architectural in Malaysia before accepting the position of President, Erco Lighting, where he launched its business pursuits in the U.S. In 2007, Chappell joined Poggenpohl as President of its U.S. operations. Under his direction, the company reestablished its position within the marketplace, opening five showroom locations and expanding its product portfolio.
Chappell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Harvard University.