IHA’S Perry Reynolds to Retire After 20 Years of Service
January 11, 2017,
ROSEMONT, Ill.-Perry Reynolds, vice president of global international development for the International Housewares Association, will retire March 31 after 20 years with the organization.
Jeff Murphy, vice president of international sales for Wilton Brands, will join IHA as vice president of international on Feb. 1. Murphy will bring to the association more than 20 years of experience in international sales in the housewares industry.
In all, Reynolds served in the housewares industry for 40 years, beginning as a buyer and merchandise manager for retailers in the mass market, supermarket and distribution channels, and then moving to the manufacturing side with positions at Ekco Housewares and Progressive International. He joined IHA in 1997 and filled various management roles leading up to his current position.
“Perry brought a unique perspective to IHA from having been on both sides of the manufacturer/retailer relationship,” said Phil Brandl, IHA’s president and CEO. “Through the years, he has used those experiences to create programs and services that have enhanced the International Home + Housewares Show for attendees and exhibitors and strengthened IHA member services.”
Separately, IHA announced that its International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago, slated for March 18-21, is sold out. The show will host more than 2,200 exhibitors from around the world, including 400 companies exhibiting for the first time.