Robinson Home Products, Inc. appointed Melissa Gross as business director, tabletop.
According to the company, Gross brings over twenty years of experience in product development, including global manufacturing, sourcing and buying. She recently served as the director of product development for Shinola Detroit, LLC., where she was responsible for all sourcing, development and production of the Shinola branded product, developing merchandising strategies and negotiating final pricing.
Prior to her employment with Shinola, Gross developed product lines for companies such as Springs Global US, Inc., Ralph Lauren Corporation, Williams-Sonoma, Inc., and others, establishing a successful record of sound business judgment, responsibility and achievement, the company said.
“We welcome and appreciate Melissa’s rich experience in brand and product management, both on the vendor side and on the buyer side of our industry. Melissa comes to us at a pivotal time in Robinson Home Products growth and expansion as we celebrate double digit growth of our core businesses and enter a time of exciting, new owned-brand launches,” said Ross Patterson, president, Robinson Home Products.
Gross will be based out of the Robinson Home Products New York City office location.