Tuesday October 1st, 2013 - 9:21AM
The Finnish design brand Magisso has named former iittala, Inc. president Sue Pregartner as COO for Magisso North America, Inc. as it sets sights on North American market.
“Sue is a perfect addition to our Magisso team,” said Juhani Sirén, CEO and founder of Magisso. “Her excessive knowledge on product-driven business, hands-on mentality and passion for Finnish design fit perfectly on the core values of Magisso and will help us reach our goals in North America.”
The Magisso brand was established in 2008 and since then it has set out to create problem-solving kitchen gear that are unique in terms of function, design and user-friendliness, according to the company.
“I joined Magisso because of the team first, the products second. The team is fast paced, energetic, savvy and they clearly enjoy what they do. As for the products, they have the right balance of smart design and fun. Magisso’s time is now,” said Sue Pregartner. Starting from October 1, Pregartner will be in charge of Magisso operations in the U.S. and Canada.