Bill Robedee has been appointed as the new Nambé LLC president and CEO effective October 1, 2014, Nambé’s board of directors announced today. Prior to this appointment, Robedee was serving as chief legal officer at Lenox Corporation.
Dan Hillenbrand, Nambé chairman said, “Bill brings to Nambé a driving passion and enthusiasm for how the Nambé aesthetic speaks to the modern consumer together with the real world expertise needed to strengthen our business platform for growth.”
He continued, “This appointment should communicate to our loyal customers and valued employees a renewed commitment by the board and our shareholders to the growth of Nambé into the future. The board and our family extend warm thanks to [former interim CEO]Wayne Badovinus for his outstanding work over the past year in guiding the company through a period of transition and laying a firm foundation for future growth. Wayne will remain on the board and we look forward to his continuing leadership and counsel as we move forward together.”
“Nambé is about a casual contemporary elegance that is both timeless and effortlessly modern, it speaks to the heart of today’s tabletop consumer and is ideally positioned for dramatic growth in today’s marketplace,” said Robedee.
“I am eagerly looking forward to working with the Nambé team to harness that potential in the coming years and am grateful for this unique opportunity,” Robedee concluded.