Fabricut Promotes Creal to VP Sales
Fabricut Inc. Tulsa, OK, has announced the promotion of Rebecca Creal, managing director of Trend, to vice president of sales. Creal is responsible for the sales and marketing of Trend, which is Fabricut’s newest brand of fabrics. She joined Fabricut in 2002 as a territory sales manager in New York before being promoted to managing director of Trend in 2005.
Creal is responsible for the creation of the Trend brand from its inception, as well as the management and growth of the brand. In addition to creating Trend’s marketing programs and advertising campaigns she also oversees an inside sales department and its interfacing with the company’s national sales force. Creal is responsible for assisting national sales in building its Trend business, as well as representing the company at regional and national trade shows.
A New Addition to Somfy
Somfy Systems, Inc., Boca Raton, FL, has announced the addition of Daniel Dvorak as a field service representative (FSR) for the West Coast territory. As the West Coast FSR, Dvorak’s territory will cover Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Nevada and California.
Somfy’s team of FSRs is located throughout the United States and Canada. Individuals are available to provide training and education about the latest advancements in Radio Technology Somfy® (RTS).
Phifer Adds Two New Designers
Phifer Inc., Tuscaloosa, AL, has hired Jeanette Gorman and Stacey Hamner as its new textile designers.
Gorman brings more than 22 years of experience in the upholstery textile industry prior to joining Phifer as a textile designer. Hamner, emerging from the apparel industry, brings knowledge in color and design to her creative role as a designer.
“I am very excited to add these two talented artists to our design team. Jenny and Stacey will address trends and color directions while meeting with customers on a regular basis to better understand their respective markets. This close individual attention will ensure that each customer’s needs and expectations are met and exceeded,” said Carol Harkey, CMG, Phifer’s vice president of design.
Lotus & Windoware Adds to
Sales, Recognizes Two Veterans
The Memphis, TN, branch of Lotus & Windoware has announced two new hires to its wholesale window coverings sales crew: Mary Jones and Ionia Houston.
Jones handles calls from the Northeastern states and Houston takes care of the Midwest.
The company also has acknowledged the dedicated service of two other employees. Charles Hartness and Dottie Reeves.
Hartness joined the Louts & Windoware team 15 years ago. He started in sales and worked his way up with a vision for growth for wholesale window coverings and a keen eye for marketing. Today as the company’s manger of sales and marketing, Hartness brings a personal touch to his position.
Reeves continues to manage the Lotus & Windoware retail store accounts, a responsibility she has had for almost eight years.
Lotus & Windoware also has created a new swing shift to help expedite orders for stock and custom window coverings. Nine-year warehouse veteran Jason Griffin has stepped up to lead a crew of eight from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
Draper Adds Carmony
as Shade Technical Assistance
Window shade manufacturer Draper, Inc., Spiceland, IN, has announced the addition of Ryan Carmony to the company’s technical sales staff.
Carmony has worked in the window coverings industry for more than 14 years with experience in technical support, technical training and troubleshooting on motorization issues. Carmony will draw upon that experience as a shade technical specialist at Draper.
“More buildings than ever are making use of motorized window shades as part of their daylighting solutions,” according to Carmony. “For us as a manufacturer, that means working hard to educate architects, designers and end users on the proper specification and operation of motorized shading products, and also providing a deeper level of technical knowledge than is typically required on manually operated window coverings.”