WINDOW COVERING SAFETY COUNCIL NAMES
The Window Covering Safety Council (WCSC) has named Michael A. Cienian
as its new president. Cienian is vice president of quality/engineering
for Springs Window Fashions, Middleton, WI.
“Consumer safety is such an important issue in the manufacture
of any product. That’s why I am so eager to take on this leadership
role with an industry organization that is committed to informing
the public about window-cord safety,” said Cienian. “While
WCSC has reached many people with its message since its inception
in 1994, we intend to continue in our efforts.”
An active member of the American Society for Quality, Cienian started
his career in manufacturing engineering at John Deere, later taking
on quality and engineering management for Beloit Corp. Before joining
Springs Window Fashions in 1999, he was vice president of operations
for Nissan Forklift North America.
WCSC is a coalition of major U.S. manufacturers, importers and retailers
of window coverings. Since its founding in 1994, it has remained
steadfast in its mission to educate Americans about potential window
cord hazards to children, provide consumers with free cord-safety
devices and information, and promote the industry’s continuing
commitment to product quality and safety (see “Safety First,”
page 51). WCSC’s headquarters is in New York, NY. Its 24-hour,
toll-free telephone hotline is (800) 506-4636
WINDOW FASHIONS INC. ADDS TWO SALES
Window Fashions, Inc., Cheswick, PA, has added two new sales representatives
as a result of its acquisition of Franklin Window Coverings (see
D&WC, October 2002, page 14).
Marcia McDonald will cover southern Illinois and Missouri. Lynn
St. Thomas will cover Nebraska, Kansas and Kansas City, MO.
DOUGHERTY JOINS CONCORD SHADING SYSTEMS
Concord Shading Systems Inc., Concord, Ontario, Canada, has announced
that Nick Dougherty has joined the company as its new general manager.
Dougherty brings with him extensive and varied experience from years
with Silent Gliss, Hunter Douglas and Levolor.
DORN EXPANDS SALES, MARKETING EFFORT
Dorn Color, Inc., Cleveland, OH, has expanded its sales and marketing
staff to keep pace with industry demands.
Rue Freeland was named to the newly created position of sales and
marketing specialist. Freeland will focus on new business development
with responsibility for market research and analysis. Freeland has
a wealth of experience managing and developing accounts within the
sampling industry having worked for Shaw Carpet and Colwell Merchandising
and previously was print production manager with Dorn.
Heather Saxman joins the company’s customer service team.
Saxman comes from R.R. Donnelley with 11 years customer service
experience. She has a background in pre-press, print and finishing.
UFA ANNOUNCES 2002-2003 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Unfinished Furniture Association (UFA) has announced the newly
elected members to its 2002-2003 board of directors.
In the Northeastern region, elected positions are retailers, Wendy
Nusbaum, Bare Wood House, Finksburg, MD, and Michael Nagle, Unpainted
Furniture Store, Malvern, PA.
In the Western region, manufacturer Erik Qua, Quality Craft Inc.,
National City, CA, was elected.