Ikea has appointed Selwyn Crittendon manager of its future Miami-Dade store, the company announced. The retailer has scheduled the metro Miami location, in the town of Sweetwater, FL, for a summer 2014 opening.
Crittendon, who relocated to South Florida from Orlando, joined Ikea after serving in various capacities at a large catalog-based retail store in Virginia, Ikea related. In 2007, he joined the team opening IKEA Orlando, and, after three years as customer service manager, he became store sales manager. In 2012, Ikea named Crittendon deputy Orlando store manager.
“We are very excited about opening a Miami-Dade store in South Florida to complement the presence established by Ikea Sunrise,” IKEA U.S. president Mike Ward said in announcing Crittendon’s appointment. “Selwyn’s commerciality and customer service experience with IKEA and his previous retail background have prepared him for managing IKEA Miami.”
Sunrise is in Broward County just north of Miami.
Crittendon noted, “IKEA recognizes the strong customer base for us in South Florida based on the success of our store in the Broward County city of Sunrise, so I am pleased about helping provide a store for Miami-Dade customers.”