Glassware made a big statement across the showrooms at the Spring New York Tabletop Market this week, with several vendors showcasing new shapes, designs, techniques and offerings to suit the changing preferences of consumers.
The Oneida Group
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Oneida Group has entered into an equity commitment agreement with its largest stockholder, Centre Lane Partners, providing for a $50 million equity capital infusion by way of a rights offering to existing stockholders. Oneida’s CEO has also resigned to pursue another opportunity.