Jane Hamley Wells Appoints Ciprian "Chip" Popa To Oversee Market Development
Furniture World Magazine
Jane Hamley Wells, an emerging name in upscale contemporary outdoor furniture manufacturing and wholesaling based in Chicago, announced the appointment of Ciprian “Chip” Popa to Director of Market Development. In his new position, Popa will work directly with Jane Hamley Wells president and founder Jane Humzy to focus on strengthening relationships with A&D channels, primarily top-tier design firms nationally. With the addition of Popa, Jane Hamley Wells continues to reinforce its ongoing commitment to providing the most unique and distinctive upscale indoor and outdoor furniture collections from around the globe, while offering outstanding customer service.
“Our business has expanded significantly over the past year. As a result, we’ve experienced burgeoning interest from the commercial A&D community,” said Jane Humzy. “To better serve our needs in this important arena, we’re thrilled to welcome Chip Popa to lead our Market Development team. Chip brings a wealth of experience in market development, innovation and national sales which will help us continue to offer the best international designers and lines exclusively to our U.S. customers.”
Prior to joining Jane Hamley Wells, Popa served as the Director of Market Development for Bernhardt Design. During his tenure, he was responsible for developing and servicing A&D accounts nationally and directing strategic planning for two new classes of products. With an eye for strong design, Popa also collaborated with top designers to conceptualize new products and oversaw the search for new talent at top furniture shows including Milan, ICFF and Neocon.
Popa first established himself as a leader in the international furniture industry with a stint at Haworth Inc. where he served as A&D Account Manager. While there, he helped cultivate key corporate relationships with major firms and introduced new sales strategies to better serve their clients. Popa is a graduate of both Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago and Michigan State University.
Based in Chicago, Jane Hamley Wells is an international contemporary furniture company that is committed to bringing us the world’s finest and freshest upscale designs -- for indoor and outdoor. Jane Hamley Wells is currently the exclusive representative of four distinguished designers of highly styled, contemporary furniture never before available in the U.S. including Holland-based Freeline International, Italy-based Lino Codato Collection (LCC), Spain-based Barcelona Seating Collection (BSC) and the Jane Hamley Wells collection from Thailand. Jane Hamley Wells specializes in sourcing and supplying these distinctive contemporary outdoor and indoor furniture lines to contract and design professionals and the wholesale retail market. For more information, visit www.janehamleywells.com.