It’s barely spring and there’s already tons of growth—careerwise, that is. Read on to learn more about the latest hires in design, manufacturing, media and more.
MEDIA & PR
Starting March 2, Benjamin Reynaert will be the new style director at Domino magazine, where he will lead style and market content across print, digital, social and marketing platforms, oversee photo shoots, and provide a stylistic and aesthetic voice for the brand both internally and externally. “I am thrilled to be joining Domino, a design brand and media services company I have long admired for having a strong aesthetic voice and visual point of view,” Reynaert tells Business of Home. “I look forward to bringing Domino to new heights and working with editor in chief Jessica Romm Perez, executive creative director Kate Berry and the entire team.” Reynaert is leaving his role of senior style and market editor at Architectural Digest’s subscription-based digital vertical, AD Pro; previously, he was design and market editor at the Hearst Design Group and spent about three years as a stylist at One Kings Lane. He has also held posts at Traditional Home and Martha Stewart Living.
Janice Browne is now group publisher and chief revenue officer of Aspire One Communications, which includes Aspire Design and Home magazine. Browne brings more than 25 years of experience to the position; she was most recently the vice president of revenue at Galerie, and was previously the senior vice president group publisher at Luxe Interiors + Design.
Caitlin St John is now digital editor at New York–based trade publication Hospitality Design. She has held previous editorial roles at Cottages & Gardens and at Business of Home.
MANUFACTURING & RETAIL
Nicole Kapit has been appointed president of antiques gallery Guy Regal NYC. She held previous roles at Incollect and Newel.
Barbara Fuller is now vice president of marketing at Dallas-based furniture brand Arteriors. Fuller was previously managing director at kitchen design brand St. Charles New York and director of marketing at LG’s Signature Kitchen Suite.
Christine Zampaglione is now senior director of marketing for Woodbury, New York–based manufacturer Stanton Carpet. She was previously director of marketing at Kravet.
Texas-based interior design firm and showroom brand The Wells Companies has promoted Michael Flores from the Wells Abbott director of showrooms to vice president of The Wells Companies, and hired Betty Tuva following her over eight-year tenure at Classic Cloth and Rose Cumming Chintzes as textile designer. The company acquired both textiles brands and formed a new division, Wells Textiles, in October after their previous owner, manufacturer Dessin Fournir, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Lynn Galvin is the new showroom manager for New York interior design trimmings brand Samuel & Sons. She was previously director of sales and business development for Eleish Van Breems, and has held management roles at Farrow & Ball, Arhaus, New England Home, the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, Donghia and Architectural Digest.
Jacksonville, Florida–based bath and shower manufacturer Coastal Shower Doors named Robbie Dedrick as national sales manager. His primary focus will be on growing the company’s share of the residential, retail, and manufactured housing/recreational vehicle markets.
Tile and stone craft-manufacturer Walker Zanger has hired three new members to its regional sales teams. In North Hills, California, Greg Rang has been named the new showroom manager; in Atlanta, Anita Crosby has been named branch manager; and in Houston, Nova Carter has been named branch manager.
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
The lauded interior architecture firm Wilson Associates welcomes designer Danielle Hirsch as the new design manager in its growing Los Angeles studio. Hirsch brings over 30 years of experience in hospitality interiors as well as a commitment to the design profession: “I am honored by the opportunity to play a role in the growing firm’s commitment to craftsmanship, and I am excited to bring passion and purpose to each of my projects with Wilson Associates,” she says.
Orange, California–based architecture firm AO hired Paolo Leon as principal and director of the firm’s global design studio, as well as Lara McKissick as director of finance and accounting. The studio is spreading to new markets in the U.S. and neighboring countries as well as various spots in Asia.
New York architecture and planning firm Stonehill Taylor has named Sara Duffy and Mark Hayes as principals. Duffy has been with the firm for 11 years; Hayes hails from HBA Singapore and will begin the new role in March.
The Board of the Trustees of Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles announced today the appointment of Charles Hirschhorn as its next president, effective June 1. Hirschhorn currently stands as the president of AEG Television, recognized as a leader in the entertainment and art sectors—“I am thrilled that this opportunity at Otis College gives me a chance to return the favor for a new generation of art and design students,” he said in a press release.