January 21, 2016,
EDISON, NJ – Industry veteran, Michelle Klein has been appointed as president and CEO of Sferra. She brings more than 21 years of industry experience, most recently as president and CEO of Baccarat Americas.
Klein takes over from departing president, Steve Schneider. As part of the transition, current CEO Paul Hooker will become chairman of the board of directors for the company. She will report to the board.
“I’m passionate about the home furnishings industry and especially the opportunities in the luxury sector,” said Klein.” This is an exciting time for Sferra as it enters its 125th anniversary year.”
“I’m delighted to bring Michelle on board to lead and inspire the next chapter of Sferra’s expansion,” said Lauren Leichtman, co-founder and CEO of Levine Leichtman, Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.