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Ann Sacks Names New President

February 05, 2013

Ted Chappell has been named president of Ann Sacks effective immediately.  Reporting to Ron Pace, president—decorative products, Chappell is responsible for the strategic direction and overall business results for Ann Sacks. Chappell succeeds Dian Smith, who served in the position of president—Ann Sacks Tile & Stone, for the past five years.

Chappell brings more than 25 years of experience to Ann Sacks. “Ted’s global business experience, proven leadership skills and results-oriented attitude will be an asset to Ann Sacks,” said Pace. “I look forward to the progress he’ll bring to the business in his new role.”

Beginning his career in sales at Lutron Electronics, Chappell supported the company in its international endeavors in Tokyo and Hong Kong. He then co-founded and served as managing director of L.S. Architectural in Malaysia before accepting the position of president, Erco Lighting, where he launched its business pursuits in the U.S. In 2007, Chappell joined Poggenpohl as president of its U.S. operations. Under his direction, Chappell reestablished the company’s position within the marketplace, opening five showroom locations and expanding its product portfolio.
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