Though April is notorious for its showers, it seems it’s all sunshine for this month’s new hires, and a new chapter for many industry professionals. Read on to learn about the latest hires in media, manufacturing and more.
MEDIA & PR
Haley Chouinard is BOH’s new associate editor. She hails from Galerie and House Beautiful.
Mileu named Lucy Bamman as style and market editor. She will be based in New York.
Elizabeth Huebsch has left her position as associate market editor at Luxe Interiors + Design. This fall, she will attend The New School Parsons School of Design to get her masters of science in strategic design and management.
The Consultancy PR has grown its team recently. Samantha Devine left PR firm Dada Goldberg for The Consultancy PR, joining as account director. Kiara Bass is now account executive; prior, she was at Wetherly Group.
After more than eight years at VP+C, Meghan Dockendorf joins Brooklyn-based wallcoverings brand Flavor Paper as the director of communications and content development.
MANUFACTURING & RETAIL
Baker Interiors Group hired Cathy Carey as national sales manager. She will oversee dealer relationships. Before joining Baker, Carey’s career included positions at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams for 12 years and, interestingly, a stint as talent manager of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
David Wong is now New York–based Humanscale’s vice president of product development in engineering. This move follows an 18-year stint at Fisher Price, where he developed anniversary editions of Tickle Me Elmo.
Surya named Andrew J. Kearton as chief operating officer. He will manage operations, human resources and customer care functions.
Christofle Americas has a new president and CEO. Bentley Frost Hardwick, who began at the company this year, hails from Calvin Klein Home, where she served for two decades.
Fall River, Massachusetts–based linen brand Matouk appointed Michelle Peranteau as its new marketing director. Peranteau spent more than two decades in luxury jewelry, and previously served as director of U.S. marketing and public relations at Harry Winston in New York.
Todd H. Nifong was named director of residential sales and new business of Hudson, Pennsylvania–based American Silk Mills. Nifong will oversee sales and marketing strategy development and growth in new markets. He is also chairman of the International Textile Alliance Educational Foundation.
St. Augustine, Florida–based furniture manufacturer Brown Jordan International hired Jerry Redmond as chief operating officer.
Owen Baker, western regional sales manager of floor covering and home accents manufacturer Nourison, will retire after 16 years. Derek Lopez will take over his role on May 1.
North Carolina–based HBF and HBF Textiles named Ross Pupillo as vice president of sales. Ross has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years.
Jaipur Living added rug designer Steven Sorrow as director of product development, starting next Monday. He has relocated from Dallas, where he has served as director of product development for Loloi Rugs, to the Atlanta area.
Parterre Flooring promoted Chris Dormody to its sales team, where he’ll develop relationships in the New England architect and design community. Dormody has been part of the company since 2016.
Alpharetta, Georgia–based Hansgrohe USA appointed Ryan Anderson to senior director of e-business. Most recently, Anderson was director of digital and e-commerce at Franke Kitchen North America.
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN
New York and Paris–based lifestyle branding firm Virserius Studio promoted Jihee Youn to the newly created role of creative director. She will report to principal and founder Therese Virserius.
Lexington, Massachusetts–based architecture and design firm Morehouse MacDonald and Associates promoted Anthony Frausto-Robledo to associate principal. He has been with the firm for 19 years.
New York–based hospitality design firm Stonehill Taylor added five new news associates. Mari Ito, Hiten Gandhi and Michael Lehner are architectural associates; Bethany Gale and DeeDee Sanchez are interior design associates.
Ida McCausland was named president of the Philadelphia chapter of the International Furnishings and Design Association. David Gilbert is treasurer, and Judith Clark-Janofsky, Rose Gilbert and Christopher Magliozzi are directors-at-large. Mary Mabbett Dean is chair of the IFDA Educational Foundation.