NEW YORK, NY – Pollack /Weitzner, a high end contract and residential fabric jobber has appointed Susan Whalen as President.
With more than 18 years of company service, Whalen’s career at Pollack began as Studio Manager, working with founding design director Mark Pollack. “In 2004, she shifted to the business side to work alongside me,” says CEO Rick Sullivan, “taking on additional responsibilities that led to her appointments as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in 2008.”
Whalen has been credited by Sullivan for “strategizing the ongoing success of the Pollack and Weitzner brands. She took a leading role in Pollack’s merger with Weitzner in 2011, and oversaw the expansion and modernization of the company’s warehousing and headquarters facilities in 2014.”
Whalen is currently spearheading the implementation of a new computer operating system and the development of new websites. “It’s essential that our clients can access product and stock information, request samples, and even place orders, anytime and from anywhere,” Whalen explains.
As President, Whalen is responsible for all Operations, Design, Sales and Marketing for both Pollack and Weitzner brands, and Rick Sullivan says he will remain in his position as CEO, acting as an ongoing advisor to Susan and her team.