Luxury Products Group Expands Leadership Team

March 26, 2023

Luxury Products Group (LPG) is thrilled to announce that Peter Ollestad has joined the team as director of business development.

The director of business development’s primary role is to effectively manage and cultivate the relationships between Luxury Products Group member-owners and supplier partners. Ollestad will be in a newly-created position in response to the tremendous growth of LPG, and the need for expansion in strategic markets.

Peter comes to LPG from his former position at Strasser, where he served as vice president of sales and assisted as a vendor partner supporting LPG. He also has career experiences working with exclusive brand labels and Kohler in various capacities.

John Aykroyd, president of Imark Plumbing and Luxury Products Group, said, “Peter brings a new dimension to our family, and we look forward to expanding our operation by leveraging his talent. He is one of the most well-liked people in our industry, and we are lucky to have him on our team.”

Ollestad said, “Through Strasser I have been involved with LPG since the very beginning. It is with much excitement and enthusiasm I now join the wonderful LPG team. And I am thrilled to continue to work with showrooms and colleagues that have become my friends over the years.”

Founded in 2009, Luxury Products Group, a business vertical of Imark Plumbing, is the industry’s most award-winning decorative buying group and has earned a reputation for developing innovative initiatives that strengthen its members’ and vendors’ businesses. The 440+ member locations serve independent plumbing, hardware and lighting showrooms throughout the USA and Canada. LPG members benefit from business advantages that drive increased profits, professionalism, and access to highly respected vendors in the marketplace. Idea sharing, retail innovation, best practice sharing, and networking are among the top benefits cited by members and vendors alike.