Meyer Corp. Names Banning Managing Director

Meyer Corp. U.S. has named Christopher Banning managing director of the company, as of June 1. Banning, said company officials, will be responsible for all sales, marketing, and operational departments for the U.S. and all Latin American countries. He will report to Stanley Cheng, the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.

Before joining Meyer, Banning’s 30-year career in consumer products and the housewares industry included roles in global sales, marketing, and e-commerce, leading business strategy to drive revenue, profit, online presence, brand equity, and market share. Meyer said he was most recently at InterDesign, Inc., a privately held designer and marketer of housewares for the bath, kitchen, and storage areas of the home.

“We’re very pleased to welcome Chris to our organization,” said Vincent Cheng, Meyer Group chief operating officer. “Highly skilled and experienced in all facets of sales, marketing, and business management within the U.S. housewares industry, Chris possesses all the credentials we were seeking for this leadership role. We’re certain that Chris will be instrumental in leading Meyer towards a new and invigorating era of growth that will positively impact our company and our business partners.”

The appointment comes on the heels of Darrin Johnston, former managing director of Meyer Corp. U.S., resigning his position.