Woodwork provides high-end
residential, commercial, and yacht
millwork. The company’s recently
formed retail division will focus
on mid- to high-end retail environments on an international level.
closet accessories. Daniel Shaver
joined the company as a customer
service representative. Shaver previously worked for Verizon.
Eventscape received an Application award from the 2011 Product
Innovation Awards for the custom back-ventilated rain screen system its
design engineering team developed for the Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill.
Identity Group/AdMart, Danville,
Ky.-based manufacturer of signs,
logos, and letters for in-store
marketing, wayfinding, and P-O-P
display, hired David Durfee as vice
president of operations. Durfee
has previous experience as vice
president of operations for a custom building fabricator, as well as
operations and engineering experience for interior and exterior sign
Premier Store Fixtures, based
in Hauppauge, N. Y., hired John
Kernan as director of business
development. Kernan joins Premier
with 35 years of industry experi-
ence, most recently as senior
vice president and partner at 555
International. Prior to coming over
to the fixture side of the business,
Kernan held vice president positions
at Liz Claiborne and Macy’s.
possible for companies to make
their own boxes without investing
capital in equipment, maintenance,
and programming, through On
Demand Packaging™ that creates
a custom-sized box for each product
a company ships.
ered in vibrant printed graphics are
various sizes with several over 35
feet long. They provide distinctive
signage/wayfinding elements that
wrap around the exhibit area.
Eventscape, based in Toronto,
recently received two awards. The
company received an Application
award from the 2011 Product
Innovation Awards for the custom
back-ventilated rain screen system its design engineering team
developed for the Oliver & Bonacini
Café Grill. The challenge on this
project was to design and engineer
a facade panel system in which
the panel joints would also act as
recessed light coves, engineered
to project light evenly from a hidden source while directing water
through the system and incorporating proper ventilation.
Eventscape also received an
Outstanding Achievement Award at
the IFAI International Achievement
Awards. The Discovery Place project, designed by Cambridge Seven,
was recognized for excellence in
specialty fabrics applications in the
category of Fabric Graphics. The
long, twisting, curved forms cov-
Former co-owner of Chicago-based
Ready Metal Manufacturing Co.,
Dennis R. Radek, died November
17, 2011. Radek was also a board
member of Prevention Partnership,
a member of Trout Unlimited, and
a longtime member of Butterfield
Country Club. Memorial contributions may be made to the City of
Hope, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Suite
1530 Chicago, IL 60606 or American
Cancer Society, 225 N. Michigan
Ave., Suite 1210, Chicago, IL 60601.
Prime Retail Services, Gainesville,
Ga.-based retail services company,
promoted Bob Windham, who
joined the company in 2004, to
project manager. “Bob’s widespread
field experience and opportunity to
train our field employees are key
assets to our company growth,”
said Prime CEO Donald Bloom.
The company’s services include
merchandising, fixture installation,
special projects, rollouts, and project management.
Merritt Woodwork, based in
Mentor, Ohio, has named Marc
Sagrillo vice president/general
manager of the company’s retail
division. Prior to joining Merritt
Woodwork, Sagrillo was vice
president of business development at High Country Millwork. He
previously served as president of
Design Fabricators (Leggett & Platt).
He brings to the company over 35
years of experience in the store fixture and millwork industry. Merritt
The Carlson Group, a retail marketing services company based in
Lombard, Ill., named Brad Kurz
creative director. Kurz has served
as senior designer since 2006.
In addition, the company hired
two account directors and two
engineers to its expanding team.
Blake Nielsen and Stephen Vitello
were named account directors for
strategic partnerships. Nielsen has
23 years of in-store marketing,
P-O-P, and store fixture sales and
development experience, including positions at Display Boys, CDA,
and Robert Nielsen & Associates.
Vitello was recently a regional sales
manager for an in-store marketing
agency and direct manufacturer.
John Frohne and Justin Myers
were named engineers. Frohne
comes to TCG from Chicago Display
Marketing Corp. where he was
a design engineer. Myers most
recently worked as a design
engineer at United Displaycraft.
Casadei–Busellato, based in
Greensboro, N.C., named Thomas
W. Tuck III product and distribution development manager for
Casadei North America, responsible
for managing sales and marketing activity for Canada, U.S., and
Mexico. The company provides
jointers, planers, edgebanders,
sliding table saws, wide belt
sanders, molders, and panel saws.
Hera Lighting, based in Norcross,
Ga., named Jeff Santoro sales
manager for the West Coast.
Santoro joins the company from
U.S. Futaba Inc., an importer/distrib-
utor of drawer slides and kitchen/
Cleveland, Ohio-based DVUV
Holdings LLC, supplier of powder
coatings, systems, and manufac-
tured product solutions, named
Joshua Gottron sales representa-
tive for its UV-cured powder coating
business. Gottron will be based in
the company’s Cleveland head-
quarters and cover the Midwest
and surrounding areas.