Pompano, Florida—Portobello America has named Patti Smith-Connelly, a tile industry veteran, as commercial sales manager.
“We’ve known Patti for a long time,” said vice president of sales, Mike Ward. “She embodies the professionalism we’ve been looking for. She knows the industry inside and out, is motivated and open-minded and is already making progress on a national level.”
Smith-Connelly said she began her tile industry career over 25 years go with Crossville Ceramics and has spent more than two decades in distribution. At Portobello America, she directly calling upon A&D customers and prospects, working with the company’s current distribution and working on national accounts, according to the company.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” Smith-Connelly said. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime. First of all, our company is in the process of building a new factory (in Baxter, Tenn., and is slated to be operational during Q1 of next year), which will be completely state-of-the-art in every possible aspect. It will be producing a totally comprehensive line of both floor and wall tile, which will be offered to the marketplace at excellent price points. And secondly, I’m thrilled to be working on a national level and look forward to building up new and long-term customer relationships for Portobello America.”
Patti Smith-Connelly and the Portobello America team will be at Coverings 2022, to be held April 4-7 in Las Vegas, at booth #N2526.