Schumacher Names New VP/ Creative Director

January 14, 2010

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NEW YORK, New York - Schumacher's own Susan North has been promoted to Vice President and Creative Director for the company, a leading purveyor of fabrics and wallcoverings to the design trade.

Schumacher's president Gerald Puschel announced the promotion and said that North, who has been at the company for 13 years, has consistently given Schumacher the kind of creative leadership needed to keep the company at the very top in a highly competitive field. In Norths new role, she will continue to direct the Schumacher design staff, oversee all creative aspects of the Schumacher fabric, wallcovering and furnishing design in addition to all new product development for the brand. North will be responsible for the creative direction and all aspects of the brand.

North joined Schumacher in 1997 as the Director of Design for Greeff, one of Schumacher's fabric and wallcovering lines. In 2002, she was promoted to VP of Design, Interior Design Group where she was responsible for directing the design staff for Schumacher, Greeff and Decorators Walk as well as overseeing the development of fabrics and wallcovering for each brand. In April of 2007, the brands were consolidated and North was named VP of Design for Schumacher.



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