Portland, Ore. – Ann Sacks, a premier manufacturer and distributor of tile and stone, announced the appointment of Ted Chappell as president, effective immediately. Reporting to Ron Pace, president, decorative products, Chappell is responsible for the strategic direction and overall business results for Ann Sacks. Chappell succeeds Dian Smith, who served in the position of president for the past five years.
Chappell brings more than 25 years of experience to Ann Sacks, with a distinguished work history and set of accomplishments. “Ted’s global business experience, proven leadership skills and results-oriented attitude will be an asset toAnn Sacks,” said Pace. “I look forward to the progress he’ll bring to the business in his new role.”
Beginning his career in sales at Lutron Electronics, Chappell supported the company in its international endeavors in Tokyo and Hong Kong. He then co-founded and served as managing director of L.S. Architectural in Malaysia before accepting the position of president at Erco Lighting, where he launched its business pursuits in the U.S. In 2007, Chappell joined Poggenpohl as president of its U.S. operations. Under his direction, the company reestablished its position within the marketplace, opening five showroom locations and expanding its product portfolio.