Nambé Announces Dinnerware Partnership
with Gibson Overseas, Inc.
SANTA FE, NM—In an effort to expand its presence in the
dinnerware category, Nambé announces a dinnerware licensing
partnership with US tabletop brand Gibson Overseas, Inc.
Effective March 2011, Gibson will handle manufacturing,
warehousing, distribution and sales for all Nambé dinnerware.
“We feel that there are multiple benefits to this license,” explains
Robert Varakian, President and CEO of Nambé. “It will allow us
at Nambé to continue to increase our focus and expansion of
our core product categories, as well as experience expansion
of Nambé branded dinnerware under Gibson’s guidance and
experience in that product category. We feel the strength of the
Nambé brand umbrella will continue to grow and are exploring
other opportunities for additional product categories that could
be appropriate for the Nambé brand.”
As part of a seamless transition, the existing Nambé dinnerware
patterns will continue to be shipped in the same Nambé packaging
and under the same Nambé brand. Additionally, Gibson will
develop new patterns and an expanded accessories program.
“We are delighted with this opportunity,” adds Sal Gabbay,
President of Gibson. “We are committed to embracing the
valued brand equity and the essence of Nambé and are
determined to meet and exceed customer expectation.”
“Nambé is known for outstanding quality, exceptional design, and impeccable
standards,” continues Varakian. “With our upscale distribution we look forward to
exploring these additional opportunities as we continue to build our business.”
A family-owned company featuring American design since 1951, Nambé
makes museum-quality art a part of daily life, combining fine materials
with hand craftsmanship and design. Made from a remarkable metal
alloy unique to Nambé, and a 15-step casting process, Nambé metal
designs have the beauty and luster of silver, the strength of iron, and
yet will not crack, chip, peel or tarnish. In 1999, Nambé added full-lead,
mouth-blown crystal to its collection. In 2007, Nambé launched its first
collection of flatware and dinnerware products. Today, Nambé boasts a
vast assortment of serving pieces, giftware, lighting, frames, dinnerware,
flatware and barware – art designed for everyday living.
About Gibson Overseas, Inc.
Gibson is a worldwide leader in the tabletop, cookware and housewares
industries and, for over 25 years, has supplied the world’s leading retailers
under the Gibson Everyday® and Gibson ELITE® brands. Gibson is also
one of the industry’s leading private label resources.
NORWALK, CT—Premier German cutlery company Wüsthof-Trident
of America, Inc. announced that René Stutz has resigned his
position as president at Wüsthof to pursue other opportunities.
Effective immediately, Harald Wüsthof, managing partner, will
oversee all operations in the U.S.
A seasoned management team that includes Scott Severinson,
overseeing all sales and marketing, and René Arnold, being in
charge of administration and operations, will be reporting directly
to Harald Wüsthof.
Wüsthof Reorganizes US Management Team
“We sincerely thank René for his friendship and dedicated service over the
past few years, and wish him all the best in his new endeavors,” says Harald
Wüsthof. “René’s contributions to our organization have helped strengthen
our management and sales teams, which remain unchanged and dedicated to
achieving continued growth in the U.S.”
Wüsthof premium cutlery is crafted in Solingen, Germany, the manufacturing
base and headquarters for Wüsthof-Trident for nearly 200 years. The U.S.
subsidiary, Wüsthof-Trident of America, Inc. is located in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Wüsthof products are sold at select specialty and department stores in more
than 70 countries.