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Twin-Star Announces Three Additions to Executive Leadership Team

Monday, December 4, 2017

Twin-Star International (“Twin-Star”), the leader in electric fireplaces and a premier designer and manufacturer of home furnishings, today announced several additions to the company’s executive leadership team: James Junker, vice president of Product Management; Lisa Cody, vice president of Marketing; and Todd Outten, vice president of Sales.

The new team will help build Twin-Star’s business by focusing on three important growth drivers:

  • Consumer-driven innovation;
  • Consumer engagement; and
  • Acceleration of mutual growth with retail partners.

“These three executives bring incredible knowledge and experience in understanding consumer insight, product design and innovation, and marketing and sales,” Twin-Star CEO Lori Gonzalez said. “I am proud of Twin-Star’s 21-year legacy and believe these additions to our executive leadership team strongly position Twin-Star for continued success. I’m confident that we will enhance consumers’ lives through beautiful, thoughtful furniture designs, and drive tremendous growth for our retail partners and industry.”

James Junker brings 20 years of experience in product management, brand development, design-rich thinking and marketing strategy, with a focus on the consumer products industry to his role as vice president of Product Management. He will lead initiatives related to new product innovation and the product portfolio, focusing primarily on discovery and innovation, as well as new product planning and new product introduction. He will also oversee the trade marketing and industrial design functions. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University.

Lisa Cody brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience for start-ups as well as larger companies primarily in the consumer products and retail space. As vice president of Marketing, Cody is responsible for e-commerce merchandising, consumer & retail engagement, digital marketing, and creative services. She will translate Twin-Star’s deep understanding of consumer segments into effective communication that drives consumer conversion. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Florida Atlantic University.

Todd Outten has 25 years of sales leadership experience, including roles at Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller, entrepreneurial organizations, with extensive management capabilities in joint business planning and e-commerce, club, mass and home center channels. In his role as vice president of Sales, Outten will be responsible for sales activities across all channels. He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

About Twin-Star

Established in 1996, Twin-Star International, of Delray Beach, Florida, is an award-winning manufacturer of home furnishings, including electric fireplaces and furniture, many with integrated media solutions. Twin-Star combines the latest trends with consumer-driven innovation and design-rich style to create lasting products that enhance consumers’ lives. Twin-Star is recognized for its trusted national brands: ClassicFlame, Duraflame, Bell’O, Tresanti and ChimneyFree.


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