Belshaw Leaves NYIGF
Tervis, the leader in insulated drinkware since
1946, announced the promotion of Richard
Kaplan to president, chief brand officer.
Over the past four years, Kaplan played a significant role in growing the company. As chief sales
& marketing officer, he led the sales force, the
direct-to-consumer channel (Tervis-owned stores
and tervis.com), licensing, and the marketing
and product development teams. In his new
position, he’ll continue to lead those areas while
also playing a more substantial role in driving
Tervis’ strategic direction.
Kaplan led the product development team’s
expansion beyond the traditional Tervis tumbler
with the introduction of the already wildly popular new 24-ounce Water Bottle (just introduced
in January 2012) along with a variety of new
sizes and accessories within the drinkware line.
Board member Patrick Redmond was also recently
named president and chief executive officer of
Tervis Tumbler Company. Redmond has served
on the Tervis board of directors since 2010. For
the past 17 years, Redmond held business de-
velopment and financial leadership positions at
Jabil Circuit, a 17-billion-dollar contract manufacturing and design services
company based in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“At Tervis, we put a strong emphasis on bringing in top-notch talent to
elevate the company,” said owner Norbert Donelly. “It’s talented people
such as Rich and Pat who will continue to lead Tervis on a path of strategic
Talented employees are making quite an impact at Tervis; the company
has experienced unprecedented growth in recent years. The family-owned
business has grown from just 200 employees a few years ago to nearly
650 today, with plans for continued expansion.
Top: Richard Kaplan
Bottom: Patrick Redmond
Tervis appoints Richard Kaplan to President,
Chief Brand Officer
GLM has announced that Dorothy Belshaw will
be leaving GLM, as of March 21, 2012, to pursue
a new career opportunity. Belshaw joined GLM
in 1992, and most recently served as senior
vice president and show director, New York
International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®).
“Dorothy has played an integral role in the
success of GLM and the New York International
Gift Fair. Under her direction, the NYIGF has
become the nation’s defining marketplace for
fashion-forward and design-driven home, gift and
lifestyle resources. We thank her for her service
and contributions, and wish her success in future
endeavors,” commented Charles McCurdy, CEO,
GLM. “We are developing a plan to reassign
Dorothy’s responsibilities within GLM, and expect
an announcement before her departure.”
“I’ve enjoyed working with GLM and the challenges and opportunities
it has afforded over the years” said Belshaw. “I leave behind a strong,
seasoned NYIGF team to carry out the sales, marketing, management
and operations of the Fair, as well as the NYIGF ‘Focus Forward 2013’
strategic reorganization that is under way.”
GLM creates face-to-face and online buying, selling and networking
platforms for designers, product developers, manufacturers, reps,
retailers and operators through trade show and event production,
online community development, and association management. GLM
is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with offices in Atlanta and
Naples, Fla. The company was founded by George F. Little in 1924
and acquired by Providence Equity Partners in September 2011.
Additional information is available online at www.glmshows.com.