JK Adams Appoints Blatchford CEO

Jon BlatchfordJon Blatchford

DORSET, Vt.--JK Adams, the 70-year-old family-owned business that manufactures high-end wood housewares in the U.S., has appointed Jon Blatchford as CEO. Reporting to Malcolm Cooper, Jr., chairman and second-generation owner, who previously held the position, Blatchford becomes the first non-family CEO to lead the company and assumes responsibility for all operational and strategic aspects of the business.

Blatchford joins JK Adams after working for a group of privately held manufacturing companies for the past 20 years. Most recently he was the director of sales and marketing for New Hampshire Industries.

"Jon's disciplined leadership and his experience at blending the creative process with the manufacturing process to produce inventive concepts is a natural fit for our company since we consider product innovation a critical component of our success and our future growth model," said Cooper. "We are thrilled that Jon will lead our team here in Dorset to address the needs of our customers with the highest levels of service and quality that are JK Adams' reputation."

HFN Staff | News & Commentary

HFN provides detailed information on the key home classifications: Housewares, Tabletop, Floor Covering & Rugs, Furniture, Home Textiles, Lighting, Home Decor, Mattresses & Bedding, Gifts, Major Appliances and Consumer Electronics as well as Business, Finance and Retail.

Videos

  • Patti Carpenter Talks Color and its Importance in the Home

    Camera Icon   More Videos

Subscribe to
HFN Omnichannel
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

Current Issue

  • HFN August 2017 cover

    HFN's DIGITAL EDITION

    August 2017


    COVER STORY: Sharpening the Focus on Millennials

    Find out what makes Millennials tick when it comes to home decorating, shopping and at-home entertaining with HFN's annual consumer study. Turns out, Millennials favor the in-store shopping experience.


    ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:

    • Power of the People - Crowdfunding campaigns provide needed capital, feedback for home and housewares product launches.
    •  Omnichannel Retailing: Visual Search Takes Off - Learn how voice and visual search are revolutionizing product discovery.