Brown Jordan, the leading manufacturer of luxury outdoor furnishings, announced the appointment of James B. Hardy, Jr. to Division president of Brown Jordan Company. He will lead initiatives to further develop the company's brand strategy and its agenda for market expansion domestically and internationally. Recognized as a skilled executive in the global luxury business, Hardy has a proven ability to drive brand strategies for premium lifestyle brands in the U.S., U.K., and Europe, including 25 years with Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation where he advanced to senior vice-president/head of Stores.
“This is an exciting moment for our company,” said Gene J. Moriarty, CEO of Brown Jordan International. “James Hardy has an impressive track record with prominent luxury brands and will be a tremendous asset as we continue to build our iconic brand. He excels in both the creative and commercial side of the luxury business, and is a formidable strategic thinker who can develop Brown Jordan's presence in our expansion categories.”
Hardy began his career with Brooks Brothers in New York City, followed by a position as Merchandising manager at the Madison Avenue Polo Ralph Lauren Store. Subsequently, he advanced to positions as a top decision-maker at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, leading aggressive expansion initiatives for European Flagship Stores, Polo Retail Corporation and Ralph Lauren Rugby. Prior to coming on board with Brown Jordan, he was president of Jack Wills, a fast-growing British fashion label.
Hardy was educated at the Deerfield Academy and received a B.A. at Connecticut College. He will be based in Brown Jordan International's corporate office located in St. Augustine, Florida.
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Security Chimneys, a leading innovator of residential and commercial chimneys, officially revealed its new brand identity complete with a revitalized company logo, redesigned website, and rebooted look-and-feel of its corporate literature.
The redesigned website serves as part of Security Chimneys’ initiative to improve its overall customer service experience. Reflecting the same simplicity and modern elegance of the new company logo, the new website simplifies the online experience for visitors.
The intuitive navigation, updated graphics and clean layout will help users access information quickly and easily.
The corporate literature has been redesigned to offer the same caliber of product information, but with improved visuals and layouts. The color-coded catalogs and brochures not only offer readers an aesthetically pleasing experience, but they provide a simplified categorization of Security Chimneys’ product lines.
Eric Dufour, director R&D/Manufacturing Engineering at Security Chimneys, said, “The introduction of this new image for Security Chimneys shows our commitment to maintaining our position as a leader of our industry.”
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The New York Times best-selling author and James Beard Award Nominee Jamie Purviance showcases his winning recipes for the ultimate backyard barbecue in the newly-released “Weber’s Big Book of Burgers” ($21.95).
“This book pushes burger boundaries,” says Purviance, the author of more than a dozen cookbooks for Weber. “After all, a burger is not so much a rigid recipe as it is an idea ready for improvisation. We’ve loaded readers with fresh, new ideas and created a book that encompasses everything associated with burgers, including fun twists on hot dogs, side dishes and cocktails. When we say this book is ‘BIG,’ we mean it covers a huge topic with some surprising approaches.”
Burger recipes range from Bacon and Egg Beef Burgers with Cheddar to upscale Double-Truffled Cheeseburgers with Cornichons. In addition to ground beef, Purviance explores creative takes on burgers using bison, pork, chicken, turkey, lamb, seafood, lentils, quinoa and many more ingredients that offer grillers the must-have source book for all things burgers.
The book also explores famous regional burger favorites in its America the Burgerful section, including Santa Fe, where the green chili cheeseburger rules, to Columbia, South Carolina’s own pimento cheeseburger. Throughout history, innovative Americans have experimented with an original and made it their own.
Fun sidebars – such as In Praise of Ketchup and The Glory of Mustard look into the genesis of two of the burgers best friends. Who knew mustard has medicinal qualities and was used by the Greeks to treat scorpion bites?
Weber’s Big Book of Burgers also features a wide selection of hot dog, sausage and brat recipes. An in-depth Sausage and Hot Dog Geography section salutes regional favorites like Classic Chicago-Style Hot Dogs topped with pickled “sport” peppers and neon green relish, and New York Hot Dogs with Sweet Red Onions. In addition, Weber reveals a snapshot of Sheboygan: Home of the Brat, and digs in to the New EnglandStyle Hot Dog Bun – a sturdy top-loader that provides a stable seat for everything from hot dogs to lobster salad.
Rounding out the recipes for a classic burger-themed cookout, Purviance includes a range of sides and seasonings, including Steak Fries with Rosemary Lemon Aioli, and Jicama Apple Slaw. The book also features 10 delicious drink recipes, including a fresh and tangy Ginger-Lime Margarita. Each recipe comes with a color photo from James Beard Award-winning photographer Tim Turner.
Weber’s Big Book of Burgers
was available April 1, 2014 (MSRP: $21.95) wherever books and eBooks are sold, including DIY retailers, hardware stores, mass merchants, patio stores, supermarkets and online.
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