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November 15, 2005,
Brown Jordan International named Bill Brown as president, Specialty Retail and Outdoor Contract Division. Brown will report to Gene Moriarty, BJI president and CEO, and will be responsible for leading sales, marketing and product development for the division. Brown brings more than 24 years of experience in the outdoor furniture industry. Most recently, he served as president of Pride Family Brands. Previously, Brown held several positions at BJI, including vice president product development and marketing and vice president specialty retail sales.
Messe Frankfurt, Inc. named David Audrain as incoming president to succeed Roland Bleinroth, who will retire by Jan. 1 after 10 years as president.
Galtech International named Blake Martin and Gray Dobbins of Dunwoody, Ga., as 2005 Sales Representative of the Year during the annual sales meeting in Chicago. The sales team of John Benner and Ron O'Meara, representing southern California, also were recognized for outstanding sales achievement for a third consecutive season.
The American Society of Interior Designers Florida West Coast Chapter/Team Sarasota recently recognized Carter Grandle's Cambridge Double Chaise Lounge as Best New Product during its annual Design Resources event in Sarasota, Fla. The lounge is part of the new Cambridge Collection designed by Michael Burridge and is available though both Carter Grandle and Kitty Hawk Distribution.
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