John Edelman named CEO of Design Within Reach
-- Home Textiles Today, 12/16/2009 8:58:00 AM
San Francisco — Retailer Design Within Reach has named John Edelman as director, president and chief executive officer.
Edelman, who replaces former CEO Ray Brunner, will begin on Jan. 3.
Edelman is the former president and CEO of Edelman Leather, a division of contract specialist Knoll, Inc., a press release said. Before joining Edelman Leather in 1995, he spent seven years at Sam & Libby shoes, where he was responsible for its U.S. business.
"John Edelman is a charismatic, creative and team-oriented executive with an approachable style. He has a strong knowledge of and affinity for the modern home furnishings aesthetic and is considered to be an industry expert in ‘modern,'" DWR Chairman Glenn Krevlin said in a press release.
The company also hired John McPhee as chief operating officer. McPhee was formerly COO of Edelman Leather, which he joined in 2003. Previously he was president of clothing and footwear brand Candie's and executive vice president of Sam & Libby shoes.
"John McPhee is a seasoned operational executive who has a strong background in IT, logistics, real estate and finance. He will be an exceptional compliment and partner to John Edelman," Krevlin said in the release.
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