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Agio Names Jim Kemp Vice President of Product Development for Specialty

Agio Names Jim Kemp Vice President of Product Development for Specialty

Jim Kemp has been named vice president of product development for specialty at Agio, usA. Kemp is responsible for ensuring that new products are developed to satisfy the unique demands of patio specialty retailers and their customers.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with the level of talent Agio has put together. our designers and our research and development center are second to none that i have encountered within the industry,” Kemp says. “i’m excited to be part of the Agio team and looking forward to helping specialty retailers succeed in outdoor for years to...

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Mark Nureddine Receives Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award

Mark Nureddine Receives Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award

Mark Nureddine, CEO and founder of Bull Outdoor Products (Rialto, California), was this year’s recipient of the Donna H. Myers Barbecue Leadership Award at HPBExpo. Bull is a leader in the manufacture of prefabricated outdoor kitchen appliances and equipment, providing products to 900 dealers and distributors in North America, as well as in Europe, the Philippines, Costa Rica, and Panama.

Jack Goldman, president and CEO of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, says, “Mark championed and popularized the concept of outdoor kitchens with his development of sophisticated barbecue equipment and accessories. Doing so helped to widen the...

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Castelle Introduces Interactive Custom Draping Tool

Castelle Introduces Interactive Custom Draping Tool

Castelle has launched its latest interactive marketing asset, the custom draping tool. Available to consumers and castelle retail partners, this tool offers the ability to customize any collection piece in the entire brand of handcrafted outdoor furnishings with thousands of options, in virtual and printed formats.

Derek Ritzel, former president and ceo, says, “the introduction of sophisticated marketing tools to create a better selling environment for our customers and retail partners is a primary goal for castelle. this interactive draping tool works at the heart of what defines castelle: our customization capabilities. With its ability to provide...

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Montigo Hires Sharon Murray As Vice President of Business Development

Montigo Hires Sharon Murray As Vice President of Business Development

Montigo, a leading designer and builder of commercial and residential fireplace products, has appointed Sharon Murray vice president of business development. Murray brings the company more than 20 years of sales experience in the residential and commercial construction-products industry. She was responsible for major growth initiatives in hospitality and commercial construction, dealing directly with influential architects, designers, and builders.

Jonathan Burke, CEO of Montigo, says, “We are thrilled to have Sharon join our team. She is a great fit with our senior leadership group, and her depth and breadth of knowledge in the commercial and hospitality building- products...

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Richard Frinier Wins Adex Platinum Award for Studio Collection

Richard Frinier Wins Adex Platinum Award for Studio Collection

Known for his timeless aesthetic and unique design perspective, esteemed designer Richard Frinier received a platinum Award for his studio collection of sunbrella®fabrics in this year’s Adex awards competition, an industry recognition of design excellence and product innovation. Greg Rosendale, business manager, jobber market, for glen raven custom fabrics (maker of Sunbrella fabrics), says, “Richard has an extraordinary passion and dedication to his work.”

He continues, “the studio collection fuses Richard’s eye for design with Sunbrella’s legendary performance, for a winning combination. We are honored to have richard as a partner and congratulate...

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Memphis Wood Fire Grills Hires National Sales Manager

Memphis Wood Fire Grills Hires National Sales Manager

Memphis Wood Fire Grills has hired Scott Severson as the national sales manager. Severson brings the company years of experience in the specialty channel for luxury outdoor products. With a successful track record both as a sales representative and as a sales manager, Severson brings Memphis a strong focus on customer relationships and proven sales techniques.

Sharla Wagy, general manager, says, “We are excited to have Scott join ourteam. He brings both the experience and the enthusiasm to help the Memphis team of field sales reps excel in their service to our dealer network.” All Memphis field...

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Five Key Design Trends Inspire Couristan’s 2018 Collections

Five Key Design Trends Inspire Couristan’s 2018 Collections

Inspiration comes from every corner of the world, according to Marlys Giordano, creative director at Couristan, a leading importer and manufacturer of fine-quality area rugs and residential broadloom. for 2018, it’s all about incorporating color, globalinspired prints, and recycled materials to provide a sense of well-traveled, trend-aligned design for the home.

In the company’s first-ever trend report, Giordano identifies five key trends (shock value, work ethnic, the naturals, wandering eye, and hygge fresh) that have inspired many of Couristan’s new area-rug collections. they were introduced at Americasmart® in January and further showcased during the winter...

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ASA-D2 Modular Outdoor Kitchen By Daniel Germani and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens Receives Platinum

ASA-D2 Modular Outdoor Kitchen By Daniel Germani and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens Receives Platinum

ASA-D2 by Daniel Germani, an innovative, furniture like modular outdoor kitchen designed by architect and designer Daniel Germani and developed in partnership with cosentino and Brown Jordan outdoor Kitchens, has been honored with two awards for product innovation. AsA-d2 has received a platinum AdeX Award and a KBculture Award.

Designed to fit any outdoor setting, ASA-D2 bridges the gap between the growing demand for outdoor kitchens and the desire for high-end design elements, both within and outside the home. Weather-resistant materials, including a dekton by cosentino countertop and powder-coated stainless-steel cabinetry from Brown Jordan outdoor Kitchens, offer...

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