The Oneida Group has named Frank Biller as national sales manager for its Anchor Hocking food service business. The move comes as the company reintroduces and seeks to grow its glass-focused food service business following the divestiture of the Oneida food service lines earlier this year.
Libbey will debut the Linnea line of glass serveware at the upcoming New York Tabletop Market, scheduled to be held April 2 to 5 at Forty One Madison.
The Oneida Group has named Sean Gibson vp/marketing and product innovation. Gibson, said company officials, has an extensive background in brand management and consumer product marketing and has served since 2017 as the company’s director of marketing and innovation.
Libbey Inc. has named Mike Bauer as the company’s next CEO, effective March 25. Bauer was also appointed to the company’s board of directors, also effective March 25. Bill Foley, Libbey’s current CEO and chairman of the board, will retire as CEO effective March 24, but will remain with the company as executive chairman of the board.
Duralex is infusing its new glassware introductions with color. The new Prisme Colors line includes faceted patterned tumblers that the company explained play with light, capturing and reflecting it, giving the beverages inside both depth and tone.
Dutch Creative Brands is expanding its Vacu Vin wine and beer accessory assortment.
The Oneida Group has sold the majority of its food service business, which markets flatware, dinnerware and barware, to Crown Brands, a distributor of commercial grade smallware, bakeware, cookware, beverageware, and other products to the food service industry.
Monmade, a trade group of designers and small-batch manufacturers, has partnered with the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Stak Ceramics. The group will launch new glass tableware and ceramic housewares at the winter NY Now market, scheduled to be held February 2 to 5 in New York City.
The Oneida Group has added to its leadership team with the appointment of three new executives, all of whom have extensive prior experience with the company. Bert Filice has been named president and chief sales officer. Mike Hanson and Mark Cymanski have been appointed svp/supply chain and vp/procurement, respectively.
Portmeirion Group has debuted the Spode Kingsley tabletop collection. The new range of tableware features the Kingsley pattern, taken from the Spode archives. It features a winding large-scale floral in rich shades of violet with coordinating accents in teal and ochre.
Buyers, exhibitors and other attendees will have several opportunities to network on and off the show floor during the 2019 International Home + Housewares Show, which will be held March 2 to 5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.