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Who's Who From awards to promotions, see what your fellow NEWH members are up to Fiber manufacturer Trevira participated in this year’s MoOD, an international trade fair in Brussels for producers of upholstery, window coverings, and wallcoverings, with the Trevira CS Square, exhibiting with 11 Gold and Silver customers from the weaving sector. And Fidivi is the winner of this year’s Trevira CS Award. Shown: Giuseppe Vergnano and Marco Orlandi of Fidivi with Trevira’s Anke Vollenbröker at MoOD. Architectural Ceramics’ hospitality sales manager, Monica Meade, worked in collaboration with Cheryl Richardson, senior designer on Marriott’s design and construction team, on the newly renovated Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa in Sonoma, California, providing Colorado Ledger stone for the wine and coffee bar backsplash wall. GETTYS announces new promotions and hires: Brad Gookins, CFO; Rebecca Ellis Luong, design director; Liz Tong, senior project designer; Laura Harrigan, Kristin Mayle, and Joanne Mak, project designer; Chloe Lee, designer III; Ron Degen and Jocelyn Wang, designer II; and Brenda Nunn and Julia Cho, designer I. The rm is working on projects in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, UAE, U.S., Macau, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, Costa Rica, and Colombia. Rob Bruck, Trend Lighting Corp, welcomed his fourth child in September. Full, six-year CIDA accreditation was awarded to the interior design program at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Hospitality art provider Kalisher has formed a partnership in Brazil to help U.S.-based hotels, developers, and designers source works of art within the country. Artist and company president Jesse Kalisher notes that the partnership with Brazil’s leading supplier of art and mirrors for the furniture industry helps companies avoid the steep taxes and duties for importing U.S.-made FF&E goods, especially on art—sometimes as high as 100 percent. In other news, Marissa Borst has joined the company as a senior account executive and will head up Kalisher’s Washington, DC, of ce. Michelle Finn, ST Media, visited Quinn Mayer, ENVEL DESIGN, for his birthday in August in California. Julia Marks and her husband David had their rst baby, Ella, Sept 7th. LuP Interiors has completed a guestroom and public space renovation of the West Des Moines Marriott. Furniture Solutions Group, a professional FF&E procurement company, has appointed Michelle Mutert as director of project development. Eileen Vitelli is now an interior design manager with Marriott International. Barbara Marcy is the newest addition to the Brintons USA Rocky Mountain sales and design team. She will be the contract sales executive for Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Nebraska, Montana, and Wyoming. Valley Forge Fabrics launched a new website and design library at For the rst time ever, quali ed customers will have digital access to the company’s expansive running line fabric collection. Hospitality designers, speci ers, and purchasing agents can log on to the new The new site is home to the Fabricut Contract, FR-One, and S. Harris Contract Hospitality textile brands with a straightforward new look, expansive fabric search engine, product catalogs, and interactive design boards. Dawson Design Associates, Inc. has opened a London of ce in Richmond. Lora Spran recently celebrated her 20-year anniversary with Walt Disney World on May 31st. Coronet Lighting announces multiple additions to its contract sales rep team: Karen Rains (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and British Columbia); Sherrie Yarborough (North and South Carolina and Bermuda); Patrick Centurion (Los Angeles); and Debbie Lawrence (Las Vegas and Nevada). Former Icon of Industry student honoree Kyi A. Gyaw has accepted a position with HBA Atlanta. Amber Slaughter, Montgomery Roth, had her second baby, Jake Weldon Slaughter, in July. The Orlando office of VOA Associates Incorporated has been named a “Best Place to Work in 2012” by the Orlando Business Journal. The company will serve as the building design consultant for the Long Creek Natural Preserve Nature Center in Palm Coast, Florida, a 7,000-square-foot educational facility proposed for LEED Silver accreditation when it is completed in 2014. Jessy Fuller has joined J.Tyler, a Herman Miller dealer in Houston, as the company’s higher education specialist. HFS Concepts 4 in Long Beach, California, hired Michele Salinas as director of purchasing. Revamp participated in DIFFA’s Picnic By Design event held in September on the rooftop of the MiMA building in New York. Thirty designers/celebrated individuals—from Whoopi Goldberg and chef Eric Ripert, to David Rockwell and chef Geoffrey Zakarian— designed picnic baskets, all of which were sold to raise money for DIFFA. Kory Doolittle is now with Alkusari Stone where she nds product solutions for residential and commercial clients. Capri Contractors, Inc. has hired Andrea (Andi) Sell as vice president of business development and public relations. The Carroll Adams Group participated in the Annual Backpack giveaway for children ages ve to 13 years old in the Reeves Terrace area in Orlando for the eighth year in a row, providing 128 backpacks stuffed with essential items to start the school year off. HITT Contracting recently renovated the Capital Hill Suites in Washington, DC, including meeting rooms, boardrooms, the breakfast room, guestroom corridors, and the lobby. The company also renovated the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner, Virginia, which included creating a living room atmosphere with new lobby seating, big screen TVs, a lobby bar, and new Harth restaurant. OW Hospitality in conjunction with the Oriental Weavers Group celebrated the opening of its New York showplace during the Home Fashions Market in September. ❙❘❚ 6

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Winter 2012

NEWH - Winter 2012
Who’s Who
Conference Roundup
Sustainability: Point of View
Q&A: Cynthia Millow
Q&A: Lisa Ghai
Have You Seen?
Product Know How
On the Scene
On the Cover
Project: Hilton and Marriott Prototypes for Latin America
New Members
Project: Lodge at Sonoma Renaissance Resort & Spa
Save the Date
Partner Profies
Ad Index

NEWH - Winter 2012