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New president Americas at Villeroy & Boch

Villeroy & Boch announces Lisa Knierim as been president (CEO) Americas

Since June 22, 2016, Lisa Knierim has been president (CEO) Americas at Villeroy & Boch.

In this position Lisa is responsible for the entire sales and marketing division of both Bath and
Wellness and Tableware, both for retail business and B2B for Hotels and Restaurants including promotions and incentives.

Before she began at Villeroy & Boch in June, Lisa, who is from Monmouth County, New Jersey and studied at the State University of New York, was responsible for Home and Beauty as vice-president at Panasonic.

In her career, Lisa has already had various positions at Jarden, Black & Decker and Westpoint Stevens and was the CEO at Al cohoot NYC, as well as general manager at Wilton Industries Brands.

Lisa follows Bernard Reuter, who largely built the Americas business for Villeroy & Boch, and is now retiring.

Villeroy & Boch has been active in the Americas region for over 45 years – a region, which includes the US, Canada and Latin America.

In 2015, Americas contributed 52 million Euros
to company sales. The US and Canada also make up one of Villeroy & Boch’s largest Ecommerce markets.

The offices of Villeroy & Boch USA Inc. are located in Monroe, New Jersey.

The Tableware Division is in New York City with a representative showroom in the Forty One Madison showroom building.

Twice a year Tabletop takes place, one of the most important professional and purchasing trade fairs for speciality shops including Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Hudson’s Bay.

Since 2012 Bath and Wellness has had a marketing alliance with Japan’s leading manufacturers of sanitary ceramic, TOTO for the North American market: since then the entire catalogue of Villeroy & Boch USA bath products has been exclusively sold through the sales and distribution channels of TOTO USA.

In the Americas, products from Villeroy & Boch
are also installed in numerous well-known
properties, including the Holland Tunnel, the designer hotel The Standard Hotel in New York City, the luxury hotel The Faena in Miami and Le Méridien Chambers Hotel in Minneapolis.

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