Clay Adams Named CEO of Simon Pearce

WINDSOR, Vt.-Simon Pearce has appointed Clayton (Clay) Adams CEO of its multifaceted design and lifestyle company.

From the corporate headquarters here in Windsor, Adams will oversee the operations and strategic development of the organization's entire portfolio, which includes seven retail stores, a nationwide network of more than 500 wholesale partners, a catalog and e-commerce business, a fine dining restaurant, and The Mill at Quechee, which is one of the most-visited attractions in the state of Vermont and draws more than 300,000 visitors each year, according to a statement from Simon Pearce.

Previously Adams served as CEO of Vermont-based Resource Systems Group, which was named to the Best Places to Work in VT list for seven consecutive years (2006-2012).

 

With this new appointment, company founder Simon Pearce will transition into an advisory resource, with a key role on the board of directors and integral involvement in the creative, design, and production initiatives. Adams will report to the board of directors, and will lead the company's executive committee in guiding the daily business activities. Pearce said, "Clay brings a well-rounded portfolio of leadership skills to our team, and the ideal blend of both local and global perspectives. His intimate knowledge of the Upper Valley community, coupled with his experience nurturing the successful growth of Fortune 500 companies, makes him well-suited to address the needs of both our staff and our customers."

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