British paint and artisanal wallpaper manufacturer and retailer Farrow & Ball has appointed Ed Klein president of its U.S. market. Klein will manage U.S. sales and distribution, and Farrow & Ball’s 11 current showrooms in the U.S.
“Our appointment of a U.S. president clearly underscores Farrow & Ball’s commitment to supporting and growing our presence in the United States,” said Don Henshall, CEO of Farrow & Ball. “Ed brings with him decades of experience in the architectural coatings industry, coupled with a strategic vision, deep knowledge and understanding of this important market.”
Klein’s career has included stints at paint and stain manufacturer Thompson-Miniwax and Benjamin Moore & Co. Most recently he was the vice president, sales and new business development at global corporate trading firm Active International.
From left: Anne Nelson, Ann Pailthorp and Eileen McComb.
Additionally, three new vice president positions have been created. Eileen McComb is the vice president of brand engagement, a new position within the Farrow & Ball hierarchy. Anne Nelson is vice president retail. She has 13 years of experience working with the company and will be focused on developing and opening Farrow & Ball showrooms. After 10 years as the manager of its U.S. stockiest channel, Ann Pailthorp was named vice president business development.