Williams-Sonoma Sets New Leadership for Brands, Store Experience
July 9, 2013,
SAN FRANCISCO-Williams-Sonoma has brought on board a new executive to oversee the merchandising in the Williams-Sonoma stores, and has slated new roles for three of its senior vice presidents.
David Jimenez has been named senior vice president of visual and store experience for the Williams-Sonoma brand. Jimenez has assumed responsibility for visual merchandising within Williams-Sonoma stores. He has joined the company after serving as vice president of visual merchandising and store design for Hallmark, prior to which he held executive posts with Gap, Restoration Hardware and Pottery Barn.
Jeff Howie, previously senior vice president of inventory management for Pottery Barn and PBteen, has been appointed senior vice president of inventory management and finance for the Williams-Sonoma brand. The company has also expanded the role of John Trifoso, senior vice president of Pottery Barn inventory management, to include the leadership of the inventory management teams for Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen.
Laura Alber, Williams-Sonoma's president and CEO, said, "As we continue to drive performance for the company's portfolio of multichannel brands, our strong emphasis and commitment to top executive talent within our namesake and core brands is fundamental to our position as a category leader."
Other Articles By Author
Patti Carpenter Talks Color and its Importance in the Home
HFN's DIGITAL EDITION
2017 State of the Industry Report
Cautious Optimism, Mixed Results
Many expected 2016 would be a banner year, but the political and economic climate softened consumer confidence. It was also a year consumers spent more lavishly on home remodeling rather than decorating.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
- TJX Unveils First U.S. Homesense Store - In a time when retailers are reducing store counts, TJX continues to get physical.
- Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
- N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.