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Built Names Melissa Gross SVP/Product Development

Wednesday September 25th, 2013 - 10:57AM


Melissa Gross

Built NY has announced the addition of Melissa Gross as svp/product development.

Gross brings nearly two decades of experience in product development, sourcing, buying and merchandising within the home and accessories markets, according to Built. Most recently, she was vp/product development at Springs Global US, Inc.

“Gross has been instrumental in successfully developing and launching new categories and brands,” Built CEO Chris Knauf said in a statement. “We welcome her leadership and expertise as we seek to secure Built's positioning as the leading creator of innovative, stylish, design-driven lifestyle products.”

Prior to Springs Global US, Inc., Gross was director of product development and merchandising at Ralph Lauren, where she developed and merchandised home collections for Chaps at Kohls, American Living at JCPenney and Lauren for Ralph Lauren. She has also held the position of sourcing manager for Target.