NEWH - Spring 2011 - (Page 6)
From births to promotions, see what your fellow NEWH members are up to
Easton Potts Baby Phillips
Jeremy Gainey and Annie Hrncir
Christopher Colli and Marissa Henderson
Howard Baldinger Andy Nelli Megan Frana Baby Broaden
Lone Star student Tara McGuffin fixes a window
Joyce and Carlson
Weber and Tracee Wilkerson Heyman at Dress for Success
Marla Davis has been promoted to senior VP of design and procurement for Remington. Andy Nelli has joined the Singapore office of LTW Designworks. Houston Chapter student members from Lone Star College-Kingwood along with the help of faculty advisor Marilyn Magnant and a local church renovated a house for a woman and her five children who had previously been living in a battered women’s shelter. Duralee announces multiple promotions: Lee Silberman is now executive vice president; Amy Silberman Benjamin is now senior vice president; John Wolfe has taken on the role of vice president of operations; Gary Rosenthal is now vice president of Duralee Contract; Larry McGovern is vice president of residential sales; and Robin Gordon will assume the title of vice president of marketing and advertising. Quinn Decker has been named president of Samuel Lawrence Hospitality. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Id & Design International recently designed the 8,500square-foot Pinon Grill in Boca Raton, Florida. Bronze Pinon trees, synonymous with the South Western landscapes, were used as the iconic inspiration and feature. Bob and Penny Phillips of Edgecombe Furniture had a baby boy named Thomas Cole Phillips in January. Peggy Patterson, an employee with Walt Disney World Company since 1972 and a founding president of the NEWH Sunshine Chapter is retiring. Daltile’s rep Takeia Broaden welcomed son Spencer Cordell Broaden in December. Tai Ping Carpets announces three promotions and one new hire for the commercial division: Jerico Carlson will be the local field designer in Las Vegas; Harsha Paliwal has
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been promoted to regional manager of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and Hawaii; Catherine Barker is now regional manager of Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco; and Gina di Roma Edwards has been promoted to VP of sales. WCI, Inc (Wholesale Commercial Interiors) is celebrating 20 years in the industry. In addition, the company has launched a newly designed website www.wci-inc.net; has hired Shelley Caba; senior designer Tiffany Wilkerson got engaged to Scott Weber; and team members have been volunteering with Dress For Success and Neighborhood House. Angela Reed has joined Eykon Design Resources as the Central Florida sales representative. Barbara Carlson and Gina Joyce have joined forces to form Dallas-based Carlson Joyce Interior Design. Kaydee Donovan recently joined Jim Hurley and Associates to handle Design Origins Carpet for Central and North Florida territories. Howard Baldinger, a fourth-generation lighting manufacturer, continues his family’s 117-year heritage with the launch of HB Architectural Lighting, Inc. Swarovski Lighting Business has two new reps: Diane Erich & Associates for the New England area and TS+ASSOCIATES for Southern California. Maggie Roncato of PI Creative Art will welcome her first grandchild in July. Katelin Connealy is now Humanscale’s regional A&D manager for Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver, and Chicago. The Sunshine Chapter announces two engagements: Marissa Henderson of Inland America Lodging Advisors is engaged to Christopher Colli, and Jeremy Gainey is engaged to Annie Hrncir.
Lacey Keen has joined the OFS Brands team in the Atlanta showroom as resource market manager. OFS Brands also introduced the Loewenstein Quick Ship catalog, showcasing products that can be shipped in 12 days. MTS announces two promotions: Ian King to national sales manager of lodging and Jason Kurth to national account manager for New York, Chicago, Dallas, and Boston. The Carroll Adams Group opened their first International office in Manama, Bahrain, and has been awarded the Marriott Residence in Juffair-Manama, a resort in Nairobi, Kenya, and a boutique hotel in Manama. OW Lee was honored with the Manufacturer of the Year Award for 2010 at the ICFA reception in September. Lisa Potts of HG Art and Framing welcomed son Easton Michael Potts in November. Sunshine Chapter student rep Ann Knowles recently graduated Summa cum Laude from the International Academy of Design and Technology with a bachelor degree in interior design. Mason Contract’s national sales manager Cliff Frana welcomed his daughter Megan Ruth Frana in December. HGSTRIKER Hospitality Group has moved to Orlando. Designer Vikki Smyth introduced a line of podiums at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York, including her environmentally conscious Hour Glass podium. NLP has expanded their sales representation with the addition of Ashley Teale. Steven J. Hunter has accepted the role as president for NLP.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Spring 2011
Table of Contents
Chapter and NEWH News
Sustainability: Point of View
Have you Seen?
On the Scene
Project: Montage Deer Valley
Project: Courtyard Marriott
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NEWH - Spring 2011