Grand & Benedicts (Portland, Ore.), a global manufacturer of retail fixtures, added Kathy Mann to its account management team. With 10 years of experience in retail design, Mann will serve as key account manager for the Guess account.
Solatube Intl. Inc., manufacturer daylighting systems, promoted Neall Digert to vp, product enterprise. As part of his new duties, Digert will lead new design and application tools and protocols to support the company’s integration of optical daylighting products into commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
Dickey’s Barbecue Restaurants Inc. (Plano, Texas) opened a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Lincoln, Neb.,the chain’s first location in the state. The company operates 159 locations in 39 states.
AT&T Inc. (Dallas) opened a store in Cranberry Township, Pa.
Design resource studio Upper South Studio (Winston-Salem, N.C.), founded by designer and artist Laurence Rosen, launched its new website www.uppersouthstudio.com, with images of Rosen’s creative works and artistic craftsmanship.
Creative services company ZenGenious LLC (Columbus, Ohio) constructed two giant handbags for Thirty-One LLC, a Columbus, Ohio-based direct-selling handbag company. The project replicates the company’s new fall/winter prints and designs and was on display at Thirty-One’s 2011 National Conference held in July, in Columbus, Ohio.
Landor Associates (Cincinnati), a strategic brand consulting and design firm, received awards for outstanding design from national and international industry competitions. The firm won two silver ADDYs from the National ADDY Awards for its Cincinnati office’s work on Global Handwashing Day and Eukanuba Pure. Landor shared the Grand Effie award for its work on the Old Spice “Man Your Man Could Smell Like” campaign with Wieden + Kennedy and Paine PR. The firm’s Sydney office’s packaging for Yummy Tummy Koalas was recognized with a Bronze Lion at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The San Francisco office’s Miller High Life rebranding and Espolon Tequila packaging each won second place at the Dieline Awards.