Stylmark Wins GlobalShop Product Design Competition for Fixtures

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – April 3, 2018 – Stylmark, Inc., a leading retail fixture manufacturer, is pleased to announce that they have been named a winner of this year’s GlobalShop Product Design Competition in the category of fixtures for their new Flexis™ DisplayMaker Wall Merchandising System.  This is an annual competition, sponsored by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), recognizes product design advancements in innovation, function, and aesthetics for the retail industry.           

Flexis is the new wall merchandising system that enables users the flexibly to create a variety of merchandising solutions. This can be achieved by adding Stylmark lit shelves, lit mirrors, light boxes, showcases, monitors, or just about anything requiring a 24volt input voltage. This system allows retailers the ability to re-set and re-merchandise the wall with ease and with no wires, a true plug-and-play solution.

Winners were chosen by a jury of design professionals. Products were judged for design, technical advancements/innovations, cost and value, environmental responsibility, aesthetics/comfort, safety, client/user benefits, need and usage for retail spaces. 

Flexis was also named an Editor’s Choice by Shop! Retail Environments magazine as one of the top six must see products at GlobalShop 2018.

“Our employee owners are extremely grateful for this honor and thank IIDA for their dedication to our industry,” said Kevin Brown, President of Stylmark. “Stylmark is very proud by the warm reception Flexis has received from the audience at GlobalShop,” added Brown.   


Flexis™ - The Future of Store Fixtures
 

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – March 6, 2018 – Stylmark, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial and retail fixtures, today revealed the Flexis™ DisplayMaker Wall Merchandising System.

Flexis™ DisplayMaker is the new wall merchandising system from Stylmark.  At the core of Flexis is a low voltage powered standard system which enables users to flexibly create a variety of merchandising solutions. This can be achieved by adding Stylmark lit shelves, lit mirrors, light boxes, showcases, monitors, or just about anything requiring a 24volt input voltage. This system allows retailers the ability to re-set and re-merchandise the wall with ease and with no wires, a true plug-and-play solution.

Flexis is not just designed for the perimeter wall of a retail store;  Options are available for a gondola fixture.  Flexis is available in Stylmark’s wide range of anodized finishes allowing designers to capitalize on color as part of their store design.

“Flexis allows retailers to change the look of their store every time they re-merchandise as Flexis supports shelves, light boxes, showcases and even lit mirrors,” says Kevin Brown, President of Stylmark. “Flexis allows retailers to create a specific consumer experience each time they re-set their store and create an environment where customers will want to return again and again to see what is new.”

The Flexis™ DisplayMaker Wall Merchandising System by Stylmark will be available for viewing at the GlobalShop Expo on March 27 - 29, 2018, at the McCormick Place Convention Center (Booth #5020) in Chicago, IL.

For more information about Flexis™, visit stylmark.com or call 877-866-3033.


Stylmark Appoints Cory Laib as Midwest Senior Account Executive

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – February 20, 2018 – Stylmark, Inc., a leading retail fixture manufacturer, is pleased to announce Cory Laib has joined the company as our newest senior account executive.  Cory will be responsible for managing our key customer relationships throughout the Midwestern United States.        

Cory comes to Stylmark with over 25 years of experience with a strong background in retail and grocery fixtures.  In 1995, Cory started his career in grocery at Nash Finch where he increased sales by 30% in the bakery and deli departments by focusing on creative and customer specific merchandising solutions.  In 1998 while at Don Stevens Inc., he worked with foodservice equipment layout to help his customer achieve their design goals.

In 2000, Cory joined Hussmann where he specialized in providing complete fixture integration. While at Hussmann, he managed the design, engineering, construction and store set-up for many customers including Hy-Vee and Kwik Shop (Kroger).   Most recently Cory was a territory account manager for Lozier Store Fixtures where he provided fixture solutions to Roundy’s, Casey’s and Famous Footwear.  For the last two years, Cory has been recipient of Lozier’s award of excellence in account management.

“Cory brings a vast knowledge of the grocery industry and a consultative selling approach to Stylmark,” said Kevin Brown, President of Stylmark.  “He has worked directly with many of today’s top grocery chains including Hy-Vee and Kroger.  Cory knows how important the overall store design impacts the customer’s experience and knows what will make his customers successful,” added Brown.   


Stylmark Appoints Abigail Craigen as West Coast Senior Account Executive  


MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – November 7, 2017 – Stylmark, Inc., a leading retail fixture manufacturer, is pleased to announce Abigail Craigen has joined the company as our newest senior account executive.  Abigail will be responsible for managing our key customer relationships throughout the Western United States.  

Abigail comes to Stylmark with over 20 years of strong retail and commercial fixture experience. Abigail began her career with Kroger as an apparel buyer where she was responsible for product category growth and the selection of new store fixtures to support Kroger’s growing apparel efforts.  While at
Grand + Benedicts, Abigail excelled at balancing project requirements against time-to-market efforts while limiting project risks for her customers. 

In 2013, Abigail joined Process Retail Group where she excelled at helping her customers with custom fixtures to achieve targeted goals.  Most recently Abigail was the account director for strategic partnerships at The Carlson Group where she developed and launched channel specific programs.

“Abigail is a results-driven sales leader who will continue to promote the Stylmark brand and our commitment to quality and service,” said Kevin Brown, President of Stylmark.  “Her extensive knowledge of custom retail fixtures, her design background combined with her experience of working at all levels within a specific brand offers a valuable skill-set to our customers.  We feel extremely fortunate to have Abigail join our team and contributing to our customer-focused sales approach,” added Brown.   
 


Stylmark Appoints Architectural Glazing Solutions as new Manufacturer’s Representative
 

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. –  July 11, 2017 – Stylmark, Inc. recently announced the addition of Architectural Glazing Solutions to their sales organization.  AGS will promote and market Stylmark products to the glass and glazing industry in the Southern California area. 

“Architectural Glazing Solutions strives to provide unsurpassed customer service to architects, general contractors and building owners and are a great addition to our sales team,” said Kevin Brown, President of Stylmark.  “AGS has a proven track record of success and is recognized as a value-adding partner in this industry”.

In 1990, Dan Pompeo started in the glass and glazing industry working for TECH Glass.  In 1995 Tech Glass became Fabricated Glass Specialties where Dan remained until 2002 when he left to start his own company, Architectural Glazing Solutions.  In 2014, Dan was named Rep of the Year by Glass Magazine.

Mike Varney joined the team the AGS team as an independent rep in 2008 and is responsible for Orange and Los Angeles counties.  In 2012, Nico Pompeo joined the team in all aspects of the business.

“AGS strives to be the source for all your design and specification needs & we pride ourselves on being there for our customers from design development until the project reaches completion”, said Dan Pompeo, President of AGS. “We are excited to partner with Stylmark and promote their industry-leading products,” added Pompeo.



Stylmark “Beacons” Customers from a Far
 

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN – March 21, 2017 – Stylmark, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial and retail fixtures, today revealed the Beacon LED Header System.

The Beacon LED Header from Stylmark is a versatile signage solution. It can be used as directional signage, nestled into shelving/gondola system to highlight a signature brand or incorporated into commercial environment setting conveying information. 

“As retail and commercial environments become more complicated, consumers need visual cues to help guide them through a store or to a particular display,” says Kevin Brown, President of Stylmark. “The Beacon from Stylmark will enhance the overall shopping experience.”

The Beacon LED Header System by Stylmark will be available for viewing at the GlobalShop Expo on March 28–30, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Booth #4715) in Las Vegas, NV.
 


Stylmark Introduces a Sleek LED Light Engine
 

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – March 14, 2017 – Stylmark, an industry leader in LED Lighting for retail and commercial environments, has elevated their LED showcase and shelf lighting with the introduction of the NIGEL, an LED light engine that is just 11/16” in diameter with the same light output as standard size light engines.  NIGEL is perfect for commercial showcase displays that require a slim profile.

The new NIGEL light engine, available in Stylmark’s linear showcase reflectors and shelf lighting products, will be available in 3500K, 4000K and 5000K color temperature and will offer many features including ANSI Standard chromaticity binning, higher efficiencies, dimming capabilities, and polarity insensitivity.

“Nigel is a sophisticated LED showcase reflector that provides as much light as your traditional larger LED reflectors,” said Joe Roginski, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “Additionally, reflector design is critical component of the LED showcase and Nigel is on the cutting edge of reflector design,” added Roginski.

The new Stylmark Nigel light engine will be available for viewing at the Global Shop Expo on March 28-30, 2017 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Booth # 4715) Las Vegas, NV.

 



STYLMARK PROMOTES JIM GIFFT TO VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS


MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – August 9, 2016 – Stylmark, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Jim Gifft to its leadership team.  Jim will be serving in the role of Vice President of Operations overseeing manufacturing, production control, purchasing and engineering.

Jim has over 25 years of management experience leading engineering, product development and R&D project teams.  Prior to joining Stylmark five years ago, Jim held executive level management positions at Select Comfort and Despatch Industries.

“Jim is a proven leader who has made significant contributions during his time at Stylmark and throughout his career” said Kevin Brown, President of Stylmark. “Not only does he have a strong technical background, but he brings valuable business knowledge and expertise that can be applied to the entire operations group. We look forward to having Jim join our executive team.”

“I am excited about the opportunity to help further Stylmark’s commitment to provide quality products in a timely and competitive manner,” said Gifft. “Customer expectations continue to be more demanding and we need to make sure that we are in a position to meet the challenge


Stylmark Appoints New President 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – July 19, 2016 –  Stylmark, Inc. announces that Kevin Brown has been named President.

Kevin began his career with Stylmark as Manufacturing Manager in 1995.  In 2001, Kevin was promoted to Vice President of Manufacturing. Kevin was subsequently named Executive Vice President of Operations and joined Stylmark’s Board of Directors. 

“Kevin Brown has been with Stylmark for over 20 years and has been instrumental in driving the success of Stylmark’s operational objectives. He has helped lead the integration of several acquisitions while advancing our Engineering and Manufacturing capabilities,” said David Brink, Stylmark Chairman and CEO. “Kevin is the right choice with valuable industry experience and knowledge that can lead Stylmark forward,” added Brink.

“I am honored to lead this organization forward and carry on our legacy.  I am proud of our people and our capabilities, and am excited about our future growth.  We have a great team that believes in our company and products as much as I do,” said Brown.

 


A new Way to "Dress-up" Your monitor from stylmark
 

 MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – March 1, 2016– Stylmark, a leading designer and manufacturer of commercial and retail design solutions, announced today the product release of MonitorMaker, a cost-effective way to dress up your monitor and video wall installation with a stylish frame that can be anodized to match any interior surroundings.

 Easy-to-install, Stylmark’s MonitorMaker attaches to the wall, not the monitor and is flexible to support video walls or monitors with dimensions up to 136”H x 136”W.  MonitorMaker is available in Stylmark’s wide variety of anodized finishes, allowing designers to match their interior retail space.

 “As the digital advertising market grows tremendously year after year, retailers need to find creative ways to hide the mess of monitor wires while keeping their brand message front and center,” said Kevin Hogan, President of Stylmark. “Stylmark’s MonitorMaker is a stylish solution that keeps the retail space appealing for today’s shoppers and ugly wires out of sight.”

MonitorMaker by Stylmark is scheduled to be released in March 2016 and will be available for viewing at the GlobalShop Expo on March 23-25, 2016 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (Booth #2435) Las Vegas, NV.


Stylmark Re-Hires Industry Veteran - Teri Mascotti as Chief Brand Architect
 

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. – January 19, 2016 – Stylmark, Inc. a leading retail fixture manufacturer, recently announced the addition of industry veteran, Teri Mascotti to its management team.  Mascotti will lead the development of the Stylmark brand and drive new business development efforts.

Teri brings over 20 years of extensive experience delivering integrated sales and marketing solutions in a wide array of business segments. For the past eight years, she successfully ran Mascotti Strategies, a business consulting firm specializing in sales and marketing. Prior to that, she held executive positions with Pico International, Derse, and MICE North America.

She began her career in Visual Merchandising for County Seat Stores and spent time at Stylmark as Marketing Manager. Mascotti has been a past member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Retail Environments and the University of St Thomas, Alumni Association.

“Teri is well-respected in the retail design community,” said Kevin Hogan, President of Stylmark. “Her vast knowledge of brand development, brand execution and ability to grow markets will be a huge asset to Stylmark. In addition, we look forward to her leadership within our entire organization,” added Hogan.

“We are delighted to have Teri back with the Stylmark family,” said David Brink, Chairman of the Board of Stylmark.  She is an important part of Stylmark’s history and we are excited to see what the future holds for her & Stylmark,” added Brink