NANIK NAMES MACDONALD GM
Nanik by Springs Window Fashions LP, Wausau, WI, welcomes Gary W. Macdonald as general manager. He brings more than 21 years of progressive industry experience in both commercial and residential interior finish products to his new post.
Having a diverse background in sales, marketing and distribution, Macdonald will lead the Nanik team in tightening its focus on building quality wood blinds. His main goal at Nanik is to infuse forward thinking into the existing marketing strategy. Initially, his focus will be to develop sales and marketing programs to better support Nanik’s customers.
ROLLEASE NAMES DIRECTORS OF OPERATIONS, FINANCE
RollEase Inc., Stamford, CT, announces the promotion of Ann C. Schaefer to the position of director of operations. Schaefer was previously the director of materials management/production.
RollEase also announces the appointment of Roger J. Nicholson to the position of director of finance/controller. Nicholson was most recently the group controller at Circon Corp., the largest producer of medical endoscopes and video systems with annual sales in excess of $150 million and established sales and services in 67 countries worldwide. He has been responsible for financial operations including the cultivation of key banking relationships and initiating systems for refining financial analysis, budgeting, cash management as well as domestic and international acquisitions.
ITA APPOINTS MASSENA REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
ITA, Inc., St. Augustine, FL, has appointed Karen Massena western regional sales manager, covering a territory in which she has had extensive experience as a sales executive.
Massena will assume primary responsibility for developing sales to window coverings fabricators throughout the Western states and strengthening the market exposure of several ITA exclusive products. She brings to her position more than 25 years of experience in the window fashions industry, including more than 17 years in retail sales. For 15 years, she owned her own company, designing, selling and installing window coverings for commercial and residential markets.
Coming to ITA from Levolor Home Fashions, Inc., where she was a district sales manager, Massena has developed expertise in product training, new product introductions, advertising, promotions and presentations.
WINDOW FASHIONS INC. NAMES NEW PRODUCT MANAGER, SALES REP
Window Fashions, Inc., Cheswick, PA, announces the appointment of Jon Cox as product manager of two-inch product fabrication. Cox brings with him years of experience as a carpenter and construction company owner.
Also joining Window Fashions as sales representative for the state of Michigan is Jack Nichols, who brings more than 30 years of experience to his position.