Comings & Goings | Apr 8, 2015 |
Comings & Goings: Design professionals on the move
Boh staff
By Staff

As people make moves across the design industry, Editor at Large keeps a watchful eye on new positions taken and those left behind. Whether in manufacturing, retail, marketing, publishing, interior design, architecture, academia or industry organizations, the latest news on who is where can be found right here.


Coastal Living magazine has tapped Steele Marcoux as its new Editor. The magazine's former Editor in Chief, Antonia van der Meer, is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Marcoux previously has held positions as Design Editor at Southern Living and Executive Editor of Country Living. Additionally, Group Editors Sid Evans and Clare McHugh will take on new responsibilities. Evans will work closely with Marcoux on day-to-day operations at Coastal Living, following his success at elevating the brand recognition at Southern Living. McHugh will add Sunset and This Old House to her existing portfolio, which includes Health and All You.

Kathleen Donohue is the new account director at HGTV Magazine. She was most recently the beauty director at Fitness, and previously spent 12 years as account director and shelter director at Good Housekeeping.

Becky Levin has joined the Susan Becher PR team. She will be working with canvas home, Madeline Weinrib, Ochre, Orly Shabahang and Puiforcat.


Farrow & Ball has appointed Ed Klein as the new president of the U.S. market as part of its commitment to expanding in the United States. Klein was most recently vice president, sales and new business development at global corporate trading firm Active International. Three new vice president positions were also created and filled from within the company. Anne Nelson is vice president retail, Eileen McComb will fill the newly created role, vice president of brand engagement and Ann Pailthorp has been named vice president business development.

CEO of high end case goods and upholstery manufacturer Councill Tom Tilley is leaving the company after a year and a half in the position. Century Furniture parent company RHF Investments Inc. is buying over Councill as part of a planned acquisition. Tilley has not announced any future plans yet.

George Kacic is now the executive vice president responsible for retail services operations at Americasmart Atlanta. Kacic was previously president of U.S. operations at Toronto-based Giftcraft Ltd.

Rug producer Feizy has brought on Michael Ackelbein as vice president of North and South American sales, replacing Dale Sweary, who left the company. Ackelbein has almost 30 years of experience in the contract furniture industry and was most recently executive vice president at Corporate Source based in Dallas.

Roxanne Ingoe has been named Textile Manager for the John Rosselli & Associates showroom in New York. She was most recently with Rose Tarlow Melrose House and Tarlton Deutsch.


Poulin + Morris have promoted Andreina Carrillo to Associate of the firm. She joined the firm as a staff designer in 2010 and was promoted to Senior Designer in 2013.

Architecture firm Ike Kligerman Barkley has announced the promotion of the following members to Associate: Carl Baker, Joseph Carline, Molly Denver, Zhanxi Fang, Margie Lavender, Laura Smiros and Elizabeth Sussi.

Nine-year tradeshow veteran Nicole Climent has been promoted to sales manager for two sections of the HANDMADE collection of NY NOW, The Market for Home + Lifestyle, by Emerald Expositions. Previously working exclusively on the Gift section of the New York Market sales team since 2008, Climent will now oversee sales activities for the HANDMADE Designer Maker and Global Design sections.

Designer and educator Anita Cooney has been named dean of the Pratt Institute’s School of Design. The Pratt alumna has had over 20 years of experience in professional practice and served as the acting dean since July 2014. Previously, Cooney was chair of Pratt’s Interior Design Department for nine years.

Shannon Stratton has been appointed to the position of chief curator at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). She previously spent 12 years as founder and executive director of Chicago-based contemporary arts organization Threewalls.

Maira Rey Seara has been named dean of the Pratt Institute Center for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS). She has 14 years’ experience in continuing education and professional development.

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has added four new members to its leadership team: Vice President of Government and Public Affairs Jim Brewer, Vice President of Research and Knowledge Management David Krantz, Director of Industry Partnerships Olga Odeide and Director of Chapter Program Development DJ Johnson.

Architectural millwork firm Modworxx welcomed Bill Corey as vice president of sales. Corey has 26 years of experience in the construction industry and will oversee the transition of projects from sale to production.

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