CANNON FALLS, Minn.-Midwest-CBK announced today that president Frederic Contino is departing the company and Troy Propes, president of parent group MVP Group International will assume leadership of the company.
Propes led the MVP Group International purchase of Midwest-CBK in May. Headquartered in Charleston, S.C., MVP Group International has offices around the world.
"We are grateful to Rick for his outstanding leadership and steady guidance of Midwest-CBK through one of the most difficult economic periods our country and industry have experienced, as well as the merger with CBK and the recent sale of the company to MVP Group International," Propes said. "We look forward to growing the business through the talent, energy and experience of the current Midwest-CBK and Colonial Candle teams, combined with MVP's entrepreneurial philosophy. We're excited to focus on innovation and newness, bringing our customers more exclusive and diversified products than ever before in the Colonial Candle, gift and decor lines."