Under the leadership of founder Nancy Epstein, Artistic Tile has grown to include eight showrooms across the country, a diverse network of partner showrooms, a rapidly growing ecommerce presence, a finely curated slab gallery and a 125,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is enjoying strong growth in all sectors of the business.
Nancy Epstein, founder and chairman of the board, recently announced plans to take a step back from day-to-day responsibilities to spend more time with her grandchildren, and to champion the causes she is profoundly committed to Kaplan JCC on the Palisades, Birthright Israel Foundation, Impact Se and AIPAC. Epstein looks forward to returning to traveling and drawing inspiration from around the world to influence Artistic Tile’s designs.
To meet the quickly evolving demands of the growing business, Artistic Tile announced the following appointments as officers of the corporation:
Joshua Levinson has been appointed CEO. Levinson joined the company in 1996. With a hands-on approach, he has overseen the company’s expansion from the infancy of its distribution business and from a single retail storefront into a leading fine tile and stone import, distribution, and retail company.
Lauren Cherkas has been appointed president and chief sales officer. For the last 16 years, Cherkas has served as the company’s president of retail.
Michael Epstein has been appointed president and chief marketing officer. Prior to joining Artistic Tile in 2014, Michael Epstein had an extensive career in politics and civil service, most recently as an appointee to the White House in the Obama Administration. For the last seven years, Michael has grown the marketing and information technology divisions to meet the needs of an ever-evolving landscape. As president and Chief Marketing Officer, Michael will use his sharp aesthetics, attention to detail, and technological know-how to continue bridging the IT and marketing gap to ensure that Artistic Tile remains a nimble leader and innovator in the design space.
Zachary Epstein has been appointed president and chief product officer. As president and Chief Product Officer, Zach will employ his love of tile and stone to enhance the company’s distinctive designs and curated stone slab offerings.
Nancy Epstein will remain involved in the business, particularly in product design, and is proud of the team and looking forward to seeing the continued expansion of the brand under their direction. “I have enjoyed watching the next generation take over,” she said. “Artistic Tile has grown to the point where it is a large enough business that it no longer depends on me. The next generation is just as passionate and involved. The future will continue to build upon what I’ve worked so hard to establish.”
In July, the company will launch Made in America, A Tailored To collection of proprietary designs made entirely in-house by its team of skilled mosaic and waterjet artisans. This summer, the newest Artistic Tile showroom will debut in Nashville, TN, at the Nashville Design Collective. Along with an extensive selection of tile designs, the location will include the company’s first satellite slab gallery. Collaborations with high caliber talent that bring fresh insight are to be announced in the coming year.
To learn more about Artistic Tile, visit artistictile.com.