HAUCK, BURKS, KING PROMOTED AT HARMONIC DESIGN
Eric Hauck has been promoted to president of Harmonic Design, Inc. (HDI), Valencia, CA, after serving as co-founder and chief operations officer for the past eight years. Prior to founding the company with Doug Domel, Hauck designed and developed large amusement recreational facilities for more than 13 years.
Kathi L. Burks, vice president of sales and marketing, has been promoted to vice president of international sales. An industry veteran, Burks will continue to add her expertise with the expansion of HDI products into the European, Asian and South American markets.
Joseph A. King has been appointed East Coast sales manager. King will head the new East Coast office, offering fabricators product support and training. King previously held the position of West Coast sales manager, and has an extensive sales and engineering background.
ITA NAMES BURNETT VP, SALES
ITA, Inc., St. Augustine, FL, has appointed David J. Burnett vice president of sales. Burnett will be responsible for directing the company's national and international sales efforts at a time when competition for new overseas markets is heating up.
Burnett comes from Levolor Home Fashions, Inc., High Point, NC, where he most recently was director of fabricator and distributor sales. His 22-year career in the window fashions industry spans numerous sales and executive positions at Levolor and, prior to that, at Kirsch.
WOLFE, TREFFILETTI APPOINTED AT COMFORTEX
Michael Wolfe has been appointed to director of logistics at Comfortex Window Fashions, Maplewood, NY. Wolfe will be responsible for production scheduling, materials planning, purchasing, warehousing and distribution for all four Comfortex facilities across the United States. Before joining Comfortex, Wolfe was the materials manager with AES Engineered Systems, Inc., Queensbury, NY, and the manager of national distribution and logistics with Garden Way, Troy, NY.
Comfortex also has appointed Luci Treffiletti to the position of Comfortex Outlet Store manager. Treffiletti will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the Comfortex Factory Outlet Store in Latham, NY. Treffiletti joined Comfortex in 1991 as part of the decorating and sales team at the outlet store.
STEWART JOINS SEVEN DAY AS MARKETING VP
Bob Stewart has been named vice president, marketing for Seven Day Shutters, Barrie, Ontario, Canada. His responsibilities will be to steer and manage the marketing and promotion of the company's successful vinyl shutter business.
Stewart joins the company after 20 years in the electronics industry working in sales, marketing and management capacities for two Japanese and one Italian company. Most recently he was executive director for Olivetti Canada.
WINDOW FASHIONS, INC WELCOMES KRISTOFIK
Window Fashions, Inc., Cheswick, PA, welcomes Paul Kristofik to its customer service department. Kristofik brings several years experience in custom service and sales to his new post.
GRAHAM REJOINS CURTAIN CALL
Richard Graham has rejoined Curtain Call, Fort Meyers, FL, as operations manager. A 15-year veteran of the window treatment industry, Graham will be responsible for the management and completion of major installations for Curtain Call.
SUPERIOR CHAIRMAN FRYBURG HONORED
Alex Fryburg, chairman of Superior Shade & Blind and Superior Fabrics, Pompano Beach, FL, was recently honored by the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, Denver, CO.
Fryburg has been a National Jewish trustee since 1997, chairman of the Florida Campaign Resource Center, and is a local champion of the organization's work. The National Jewish Medical and Research Center specializes in researching and treating respiratory, immunologic, occupational and environmental diseases. Fryburg was successfully treated at the center for a longtime bout with asthma and a weakened immune system as a result of extended use of standard prescription medication.
HOYNE RETIRES FROM COVINGTION
Marjorie Hoyne has announced her decision to retire from her position as president and creative director of the Spectrum Fabrics Division of Covington Industries, Inc., New York, NY. Her resignation becomes effective May 31, 2001.
Hoyne joined Spectrum in 1982 as senior vice president and creative director, and was made president of the division upon its annexation to Covington Industries in 1994. Under Hoyne's leadership, Spectrum has become a leader in decorative design and one of the most successful converters in the industry.
Spectrum's current service and sales teams will be integrated into the Covington Fabrics Division. Tom Bruno, vice president of sales for Spectrum Fabrics, has been made vice president of sales for the Covington Fabrics Division. Oscar Reig-Plaza will continue as national sales manager of Covington Fabrics.
COLOR MARKETING GROUP ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT
The Board of Directors of Color Marketing Group (CMG), Alexandria, VA, has elected a new president to serve in 2001 and 2002. Jay de Sibour, Pantone, Inc., Carlstadt, NJ, began his term of office on January 1, 2001. As president, he will be responsible for planning and implementing programs that deliver value, benefits and services to CMG's members.
A former member of CMG's Board of Directors (1994 to 1996, 2000) and of Color Marketing Group since 1989, de Sibour also served as treasurer on CMG's Executive Committee (1997 to 1999), on the Color Standards Committee and produces CMG's Consumer and Contract Colors Current® Palettes. In addition, de Sibour is the senior director of sales and marketing services for Pantone, Inc.