Kirkland, WA, May 22, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- ATG Stores, parent company of 22 home furnishings related e-commerce sites and 12 showrooms located throughout Washington State, announces the hire of two new executive level managers. Joining the company are Mark Mills - VP of Retail Operations, and Michael Pinkowski – Director of Marketing.
Mark Mills joins ATG Stores as Vice President of Retail Operations. With over twenty years experience in senior level retail management, Mark’s experience and leadership in customer service, professional sales, and retail development is an excellent fit for the aggressive growth model at ATG. Committed to offering the customer an excellent experience and an unmatched selection of product, Mark will focus on expanding the market to position ATG as the premier Home Décor destination. Mark previously led Mills Music, a music retail chain with 12 store locations throughout the Pacific Northwest, to a top 10 rank within the industry, and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Business.
Michael Pinkowski, ATG’s new Director of Marketing, holds an MBA in Finance from the Ohio State University and has held several senior management positions with various companies in the e-commerce and home furnishings industries. Prior to his current position, Michael was Chief Operating Officer at iFLOOR.com, Director of Marketing at Mannington Mills, and President of EZ Paint Tools. Mr. Pinkowski’s deep understanding of customers combined with his wide range of experience will be valuable as ATG Stores continues its high growth rate and expansion into new markets.
ATG is confident that these executives will provide an enthusiastic platform for growth by drawing on their experience and skills. “We’re thrilled to welcome these new members to our team,” said Gary Rubens, CEO of ATG Stores, “Mike and Mark are talented individuals with strong visions for business development, and I’m positive that they will both grow to become true assets to the ATG Stores family.”
About ATG Stores
ATG Stores, a leading online retailer of home design and remodel fixtures, offers customers access to over 1 million products from more than 600 manufacturers. The ATG family of stores has become the premier shopping destination for industry professionals and homeowners wanting to build, remodel, and beautify their homes and businesses. Established in 1999, ATG owns and operates an extended family of 22 online stores and 12 showrooms throughout Washington State. With more than 1 million online site visitors per month, ATG has market visibility attractive to well-known manufacturers such as Kohler, Mohawk, Thomas Lighting, Kenroy and Hubbardton Forge as well as exclusive manufacturer brands including Cascadia Lighting and First Light. This translates into superior selection, service and value for their clients.