CORTE MADERA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RH (NYSE:RH) today announced the appointment of Sandra Stangl as President of New Business Development.
Ms. Stangl will lead the development of future new business and growth strategies that will leverage RH’s proprietary multi-channel platform.
Gary Friedman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented, “We are delighted to welcome Sandra to the RH team. I’ve had the pleasure of previously working with Sandra for seven years, and have remained an admirer of her work leading the development and growth of the Pottery Barn collection of brands to nearly $3 billion as its President.”
Sandra Stangl said, “I’m thrilled to join the RH team, who I believe is reimagining and redefining the retail experience. I couldn’t be more excited to be contributing towards the continued growth of this dynamic company.”
Ms. Stangl joins RH after a 23-year career at Williams-Sonoma, Inc., where she ascended through the ranks at Pottery Barn and played important roles in leading the conceptualization and development of the Pottery Barn Kids and Teen brands, in addition to leading the development and growth of the flagship Pottery Barn brand where she became President in 2008.
RH (NYSE: RH) is a curator of design, taste and style in the luxury lifestyle market. The Company offers collections through its retail galleries, source books, and online at RH.com, RHModern.com, and Waterworks.com.
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