new location, then assigned the
company’s new G+B Construction
Division to work with LRS Architects
on reconstruction and adding two
additional floors of office space.
PIN, based in Irving, Texas, added
two Holzma HPL 550 cutting systems to its manufacturing division.
The panel saws enable PIN to produce high volumes of precise parts,
even with short run quantities. The
new saws include an automatic
labeling system, applying a label
to the top of parts as they are being
cross cut, as well as an off-fall tracking and recovery system that aids
BTD Wood Powder Coating, based
in Brainerd, Minn., earned Forest
Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of
Custody Certification. BTD products
do not contain any solvents, heavy
metal, VOCs, HAPs, or PVCs. The
company’s standard MDF core is
a recycled wood by-product that
is CARB Phase II compliant.
Flexecution Inc., a national retail
service company headquartered in
San Antonio, Texas, with a regional
office in Manchester, N.H., was the
title sponsor for the 2012 Fitness
for a Cure event benefiting St. Jude
Children’s Research Hospital that
took place in March in Lowell, Mass.
The event raised an estimated
$300,000 for the hospital, which
is celebrating 50 years as one of
the world’s premier centers for
the research and treatment of
childhood cancer and other deadly
St. Louis-based idX Corp., a world-
wide retail solutions provider,
named Jim Comarata corporate
vice president of business develop-
ment. Comarata comes to idX from
a 28-year sales management career
at Hamilton Fixture Co., where he
most recently was senior vice pres-
ident of business development. In
his new role, Comarata will manage
relationships with many of the com-
pany’s large retail and P-O-P clients.
Comarata is based in Cincinnati.
London-based FITCH announced
two additions to its creative leadership and an enhanced focus
on visual merchandising. Debra
Camarota joins the firm as creative
director for visual merchandising.
Previously senior vice president
of brand creative at The Limited,
Camarota also has held executive positions with GAP Inc., Estée
Lauder, and Aveda Corp.
Jay Highland joins FITCH as creative director. His career spans more
than 15 years of leading creative
teams, and he has worked with a
FLEE T WOOD was named “Green Plus Medium-Sized Business of the Year”
in recognition for the company’s sustainable achievements. The Institute
for Sustainable Development’s 2012 Green Plus award winners are (from
left to right): Chris Carmody, Green Plus; Robert Nash, GlaxoSmithKline;
Doug Oswald and Don Doherty, Fleetwood Fixtures; Brett Smith and Kim
Elena Ionescu, Counter Culture Coffee; Arthur Gordon and Anya Gordon,
Irregardless Cafe & Catering; Eric Henry and Melissa Best, TS Designs; Janet
Hoshour, NC Museum of Life & Science; and Sharie Renee, Cosmic Bobbins.
wide range of retail and restaurant
brands, including Mattel, T.J. Maxx,
Martha Stewart, Lowe’s, Kohl’s,
PETCO, Levi Strauss, C&A Brazil,
Dunkin’ Donuts, American Greetings,
and Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts.
Camarota and Highland join
Christian Davies and Eric Daniel
as the core of FITCH’s U.S. creative
leadership. Daniel, who joined FITCH
in March, was recently promoted to
creative director, North America, in
recognition of his role across FITCH’s
growing U.S. studios.
States Industries Inc., a Eugene,
Ore., supplier of decorative hardwood panel products, appointed
Michael Blakley marketing director. Blakley fills a position previously held by Bill Powell, who is
Flakeboard announced several
management changes. Tom
Quesenberry, the company’s
Malvern, Ark., plant manager, has
relocated to Oregon to become the
regional manufacturing manager,
assuming overall responsibility
for both the company’s Eugene
MDF and the Duraflake particle-
board plant in Albany, Ore. Rick
Culpepper joins Flakeboard to
fill the plant manager position
in Malvern. At the Sault Ste.
Marie, Ontario, MDF facility,
Lloyd Hotchkiss was named plant
manager. Hotchkiss was formerly
manager of lamination, shipping,
and logistics at that location.
Simon Cook joins UniGroup
Worldwide UTS, a Fenton, Mo.-based global mobility company,
as a move coordinator. With trends
showing a larger number of shipments to, from, and within Europe,
Cook will work from the company’s
London service center.
Leesport, Pa.-based custom
fixture and furnishings provider
FLEETWOOD was named “Green
Plus Medium-Sized Business of the
Year” in recognition for the company’s sustainable achievements. The
award, presented by the Institute