PLAINFIELD, IND.—Gilchrist & Soames, a leading luxury hotel amenities company, has hired Brian Garrett as executive vice president of sales.
“We are delighted to welcome Brian to our team,” said Kathie DeVoe, CEO of Gilchrist & Soames. “He brings a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry and will be a great asset as we seek to provide the absolute best products and service to our expanding roster of clients.”
Gilchrist & Soames is enjoying strong growth and recently moved its headquarters to a new 250,000-square-foot facility to increase the company’s manufacturing and distribution capacity. During the next six months, the company expects to increase its staff by an additional 35 percent (40 positions), primarily in manufacturing, sales, marketing and operations.
Garrett comes to Gilchrist & Soames from Astor Chocolate Corp., where he was vice president of the hospitality division. In this role, he was responsible for managing the division’s sales, marketing, and national accounts in the hotel, cruise line, foodservice and restaurant industries. Previously he was vice president of sales and marketing at Marietta Corp.
Prior to entering the hospitality industry, Garrett served in executive positions at Seneca Data Distributors, Julius Kraft Co., HIROSS Inc. and IBM. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
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