Sparks Appoints New Retail Focused Business Development Team
PHILADELPHIA, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Looking to add to their existing impressive roster of clients and their growing team of industry experts, Sparks’ Custom Retail Division has appointed two new executives to their business development team. Ilicia Manger and Jeffery Buttson bring a combined total of 35 years of retail fixture industry experience to the Sparks executive team.
Buttson joins the team as Vice President of Business Development and will bring his experience in retail environments design and fixture manufacturing to the forefront of Sparks’ development activities. Buttson joins Sparks with a proven track record for success as Vice President of Business Development for Agilus LLC, and Director of Retail Business Development for Palladeo Inc.
Manger, a veteran in the apparel and retail industry, has held leadership positions at Oved Apparel Group, Converse by John Varvatos, and Tommy Hilfiger USA. In her new role as Director of New Business Development at Sparks, Manger will serve as an integral part of the Sparks business development initiative within the high-end retail and apparel industry.
Sparks is confident that the wealth of expertise that Buttson and Manger bring will enhance the presence within the company’s target markets.
“We are excited to welcome both Ilicia and Jeremy to our Business Development Team. Their broad experiences will be tremendous assets to Sparks for our future growth.” – Matt Wood, President, Sparks’ Custom Retail Division.
ABOUT SPARKS (retail division)
As a global leader in the design and production of custom store fixtures, Sparks delivers retail environments for the world’s top brands like Juicy Couture, Michael Kors, and Steve Madden. With 90+ years of experience and an unmatched level of service, they integrate and deploy their core services of design & engineering, global & domestic manufacturing, project & construction management, warehousing & logistics, and delivery & installation across multiple project phases from single store prototypes to large scale fixture rollouts, shop-in-shops to P.O.P displays. For more information visit www.sparksretail.com.