Karndean Designflooring recently announced that it has doubled the size of its U.S. headquarters, and new positions and additions to its corporate marketing department.
Jenne Ross, formerly U.S. product manager, has been appointed as director of marketing. Ross has an extensive background across interior design, graphic design, and marketing. She worked with Karndean from 2005-2009 and returned in 2014 after working as senior promotions coordinator at GNC.
Emil Mellow has been appointed director of public relations. Mellow has been with Karndean since 2013, arriving to the company with more than 25 years of marketing experience. Mellow previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at White Oak Displays and Design, owner and manager of Mellow7Studio, and visual merchandising and trade show director at Armstrong World Industries.
Karndean has also appointed Julie Ciccaglione and Cameron Frank as retail and commercial channel marketing managers, respectively. Ciccaglione previously worked for PPG Industries as associate color marketing manager, where she developed color ideas and solutions, tools and palettes, and merchandise displays. Ciccaglione’s background also includes retail, design, and event experience.
Frank was formerly associate brand manager of PPG Paints and held the titles of field marketing specialist and assistant segment marketing manager at PPG Industries. In these roles, he was responsible for crafting sector-specific collateral, trade shows, in-store events, and developing go-to-market brand strategies.
“The US businesses has grown so rapidly that we are at the point where both the retail and commercial channels require a marketing manager who can devote their undivided attention to developing aggressive marketing strategies by channel,” said Larry Browder, U.S. CEO. “Our newly aligned marketing team will allow us to more aggressively and effectively develop industry leading marketing programs that drive value with our customers and position Karndean as the market leader in design flooring.”
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