Maria L. Scutaro (pictured) has been appointed to the newly created position of Vice President of Merchandising for Murray Feiss, a Generation Brands company. Scutaro returns to Feiss after five years as Vice President of Sales for Uttermost. She is responsible for product development, marketing and merchandising, as well as overseeing the Martha Stewart and Bob Mackie licensing programs. Scutaro works closely with the sales team and customers, and the design, marketing and graphics departments all report to her. Scutaro reports directly to company President Greg Vandia.
John M. Haste has been appointed Vice President of Elk Lighting’s new Dimond division. Haste was formerly Vice President of Sales for IMAX Corp. He is the current Vice President and acting Treasurer of the Gift and Home Trade Assn. (GHTA) and a member of the Board of Advisors for AmericasMart-Atlanta. His responsibilities include developing and managing the Dimond salesforce as well as expanding relationships with key accounts.
Bob Dillon has joined Hubbardton Forge as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Dillon served most recently as Vice President and member of the Board at Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in Maine. Previously, he held key leadership positions at Holly Hunt, Stickley Furniture Co., John Widdicomb Furniture and Harden Furniture. Dillon will play a key role in the company’s sales and marketing strategies and programs.
John Howard is Kichler Lighting’s new sales representative in southeastern Florida. Howard will be responsible for lighting showroom sales of all Kichler products, as well as lighting sales to the builder channel through lighting showroom distribution in the area. Most recently, Howard served as Business Development Manager for Hubbardton Forge.
Keith T.S. Ward has taken on the role of President, Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors member of Luminus Devices.Prior to joining the company, Ward was President and Chief Operating Officer of EYE Lighting Intl. of North America.
Udi Meirav, who has served as Luminus Devices CEO since 2003, is being appointed to Executive Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Park Madison Lighting LLC has appointed several new sales representatives: David Dukoff of Accessories Unlimited Inc. will cover New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Orange counties in New York, as well as northern New Jersey. Nyle Orloff will cover southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware. Rick Jeffcoat of ATM Sales will cover Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and western Tennessee.