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For the Week of June 18th

Martin Professional Hires Charles Thomas; Visual Lighting Expands Web Site; Cole + Russell Establishes Retail Design Group



Management Changes:

Macy’s Inc. (Cincinnati department store retailer) has elected Stephen Bollenbach, co-chairman and ceo of Hilton Hotels Corp., to its board of directors.

Digitalabel (Durham, N.C., digital printing company) has hired Peter Schambs as national product and sales manager.

Hoffman Communications Inc. (Minneapolis marketing and communications firm) has named Carl Peterson graphic artist.

Martin Professional Inc. (Sunrise, Fla., producer and distributor of computer-controlled lighting) has hired Charles Thomas as its western regional sales manager, entertainment division. The company’s Arhus, Denmark, location has hired Lars Kirstein Andersen as executive vp, sales and marketing.

Tall Girl Shop Ltd. (Mississauga, Ont., women’s clothing retailer) has named Linda Gould ceo.


Cole + Russell Architects (Cincinnati architecture firm) has promoted William Hollenkamp to director, commercial design group, for its new retail design group.


Business Briefs:

Visual Lighting Technologies (Lake Forest, Calif., provider of architectural fiberoptic lighting applications) has expanded its web site,, to include a section on LEDs and a shopping-cart function.

Eastman (Kingsport, Tenn., manufacturer of chemicals, fibers and plastics) and Sheffield Plastics (Sheffield, Mass., plastics provider) partnered with Auburn University to offer second-year design students the chance to develop store fixtures using Vivak® transparent plastic sheet, which is made from Eastman's Spectar copolyster. As part of the program, students researched trends in retail displays and attended workshops on designing with plastics. The students’ projects were unveiled at a ceremony and will be displayed on





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