Waterford Wedgwood Appoints Fencel VP/Sales

Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton has appointed Rick Fencel vp/sales for Independents, Special Channels & Special Markets within the U.S. Market.
A 25-year veteran of the tabletop and home decor industry, Fencel previously served as the CEO for Lladro USA and was the vp/sales at Royal Doulton USA.
According to the company, Fencel will focus on the growth and development of new distribution channels and will report to Michael Craig, WWRD’s group vp of the Americas. Three managers will report to Fencel in overseeing the key areas of business including Austin Frederick (Independents), Terry Loury (Special Markets) and Armand Figueras (Special Channels and Lighting).
“We are extremely excited to welcome Rick on board at WWRD knowing his longstanding reputation for delivering extraordinary service and bringing creative business solutions to the table,” said Craig.
WWRD has also appointed Lucas Updegraph as vp/sales for National Accounts. “With his strategic forward-thinking and experience, we are excited to appoint Lucas to his new position where he’ll play an instrumental role in the growth of our Waterford, Wedgwood and Royal Doulton brands,” added Craig.