Retail Environments News
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
A.R.E. Elects Officers and Directors
At A.R.E.’s annual meeting, held November 7 in Phoenix, Ariz., during A.R.E.’s
53rd Industry Summit and Annual Convention, members of the association
elected officers and three new directors to the association’s board of directors.
Elected as officers of A.R.E.:
· President: Alan Harvill, president and CEO of EMI Industries, Tampa, Fla.
· Vice President: Bob Rosean, CEO of TJ Hale Co., Menomonee Falls, Wis.
· Treasurer: Dean Rubin, CEO of Rose Displays Ltd., Salem, Mass.
· Bob Riley, president and CEO of DSA/Phototech, based in Carson, Calif.,
will continue to serve on A.R.E.’s board in the role of immediate past
Elected as new directors of A.R.E. are:
· Bruce Barteldt, Little, Charlotte, N.C.
· Bill Benson, Extrude-A-Trim Inc., Toronto
· David Dillmeier, Dillmeier Glass Co., Van Buren, Ark.
Officers serve two-year terms; board members serve
three-year terms. A full listing of board members and
officers is available at www.retailenvironments.org/
Retail Design Institute to Work with A.R.E.
The International Board of Directors of the
Retail Design Institute recently contracted
with A.R.E. for administrative services.
“We are excited about the synergies that will be available to our
association through working with A.R.E.,” says Andrew McQuilkin,
international president of the Retail Design Institute. “We have
been impressed with A.R.E.’s work with PAVE, the Retail Design
Collective, GlobalShop, and many other initiatives.”
A.R.E. President Alan Harvill notes, “The logic for the Retail Design
Institute to partner with A.R.E. is compelling. We are part of the same
industry, we’re both not-for-profit organizations, and A.R.E. has the
resources to help Retail Design Institute reach its objectives.”
Effective February 1, 2013, the Institute will be located at the
A.R.E. headquarters in Hollywood, Fla.
The Retail Design Institute, founded in 1961 as the Institute
for Store Planners, represents the retail industry’s creative professionals. The association is a collaborative community where ideas,
knowledge, and passion are shared. Members include architects,
graphic designers, lighting designers, interior designers, store planners, visual merchandisers, resource designers, brand strategists,
educators, trade partners, editors, publishers, and students.
The Institute’s executive officers include: International President
Andrew McQuilkin, BHDP Architecture, Cincinnati; International
Vice President Paul J. Biondolillo, Mulvanny G2 Architecture,
Bellevue, Wash.; International Secretary Luanne Perry, Group 7
Design, Milford, Mass.; International Treasurer Julie M. Starzynski,
Manager of Store Planning, Carter’s Retail Inc., Shelton, Conn.; and
International Chairman Brian Dyches, Ikonic Tonic.
It’s a Win-Win for Students
Through PAVE’s internship program,
students work and learn in real-life situations—and companies
provide opportunities to new talent. The program connects student
talent with established manufacturers, designers, retailers, and
industry suppliers, identifying industry employment opportunities
and career paths for students while providing industry partners
with internship candidates and future recruits. To maximize exposure to students available for summer internship positions, post
positions no later than February 28, 2013, at www.paveinfo.org/
Michael Luck’s internship with TJ Hale helped the company develop
a relationship with the local engineering school at Waukesha
County Technical College.